Welcome Back! This week, we feature a sociological review of the new Netflix drama Orthodox and research showing how social distancing might shape demand for sexbots. We also share new research on multiracial churches and women in leadership.
In “Love, Sex (Dolls) and Robots in the Age of Coronavirus?” Katherine Bright examines what sex-toys-for-hire can teach us about the intersections of eroticism, technology, and consumerism.
“Unorthodox Captures Many Truths of Leaving Hasidic Communities” by Schneur Zalman Newfield. This review highlights three themes of the exit process from religion that are backed by research and dramatized in Unorthodox.
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- The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and The Center for Jewish Studies honor Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, with a selection of survivor testimonies.
- Cyborgology reviews The Longing for Less and probes the complex absences of minimalism in the process.
- Girl w/Pen examines gender bias in medicine and the overlapping symptoms of anxiety and COVID-19.