Welcome back! This week on TSP we’ve got social science research on intimate partner violence, male victims of sexual assault, and how lynchings matter for current punitive attitudes. We’ve also got sociological takes on unplanned pregnancies and civil justice.
“The Pervasive Problem of Intimate Partner Violence,” by Mark Lee. With the release of Jordan Peele’s recent documentary about Lorena Bobbitt, who retaliated against her husband John after years of alleged abuse, we rounded up social science research on intimate partner violence.
“When Boys are Victims of Sexual Assault,” by Amber Joy Powell. HBO’s airing of Leaving Neverland got us thinking about an often-neglected group of sexual assault survivors — adolescent boys. We gathered sociological research examining how masculinity and heterosexuality shape boys’ experiences of sexual victimization.
“The Legacy of Lynchings,” by Caity Curry. New research in Criminology finds that in places where lynchings were historically more common, white residents report increased punitive sentiments toward Black people.
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- Cyborgology reflects on the history of corporate greenwashing and data privacy.
- Dispatches from a Dean highlights a recent Vox map showing how the racial makeup of neighborhoods changes throughout the day.