Happy Friday! We’re glad to have you back. This week at TSP we’ve got social science research on why public breastfeeding is stigmatized, the gender of your favorite beer (and who can drink it), and why sociology needs science fiction. Enjoy!

There’s Research on That!:

Breast is Best (But Not in Public),” by Allison Nobles and Jackie Austin. To recognize how long it took public breastfeeding to be lawful in all 50 U.S. states, we rounded up social science research on why the practice still faces stigma.


Gender on Tap,” by Allison Nobles. New research in Social Currents finds that consumers consider certain beers masculine and others feminine, and women often face stigma when choosing a beer, while men rarely do.


Recognizing Racism and Implicit Bias,” by Lucas Lynch. In a recent article in the Washington Post, Megan R. Underhill calls for Whites to take their own implicit racial prejudices seriously and speak up against such bias.

From Our Partners:

Sociological Images:

The Role of Replays,” by Evan Stewart.


Why Sociology Needs Science Fiction,” by Daniel Hirshman, Philip Schwadel, Rick Searle, Erica Deadman, and Ijlal Naqvi.

Students and University Growing Up Together,” by Irenee R. Beattie and Roger J. Wyan.

Council on Contemporary Families:

Gender Matters in Every Aspect of Our Lives – And What You Need to Know to Keep Up,” by Virginia Rutter.

And a Few from the Community Pages:

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