Hello everyone! This week we’ve got social science research on taxes, black women and health disparities, and the relationship between meat and masculinity. You can also find sociological takes on the complexity of toxic masculinity and the increasing rate of bisexual identification.

There’s Research on That!:

No Taxation Without Sociological Imagination,” by Mark Lee. For tax day, we rounded up research on who pays how much to Uncle Sam.

Black Women and Health Disparities,” by Amy August and De Andre’ T. Beadle. Black women face serious health disparities in the United States, so we rounded up research on medicine and wellness at the intersections of race and gender.


Masculinity, Medium Rare,” by Allison Nobles. New research in Socius finds that men who experience a threat to their masculinity are more likely to express attachment to meat.


The Social Complexity of Toxic Masculinity,” by Allison Nobles. In a recent article in The Atlantic Michael Salter talks with Raewyn Connell about why toxic masculinity isn’t itself to blame for gender violence and inequality.

How the Politics of Racial Resentment Hurts Everyone,” by Lucas Lynch. Vox talks with Jonathan Metzl about while working-class white Americans favor policies that defund programs that could benefit their own health and opportunities.

From Our Partners:

Sociological Images:

The Bisexual Boom,” by D’Lane Compton and Tristan Bridges.

The Wildness of Crowds,” by Evan Stewart.

Council on Contemporary Families:

Combating Gender Bias in Modern Workplaces,” by Alison Wynn and Shelley Correll.

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