COVID-19 Dispatches from Medical Sociology: Social Inequities in Healthcare

Photo by Reese Brown, Health.mil Medical sociologists Tania Jenkins (PhD, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) and Elaine Hernandez (PhD, MPH, Indiana University) pair up in this four-part series, COVID-19: Dispatches from Medical Sociology, to provide … Read More

Love, Sex (Dolls) and Robots in the Age of Coronavirus?

Photo of the entrance door to a robot art cooperative gallery, with robot scupltures displayed through the glass. Via CC Search. In the last few weeks, we’ve been asked to comply with social distancing measures that … Read More

Unorthodox Captures Many Truths of Leaving Hasidic Communities

 Promotional art for the Netflix miniseries Unorthodox, featuring Shira Haas as Esty Shapiro. Like many who left ultra-Orthodox communities in which they were raised, I eagerly awaited … Read More

What are COVID-19 Models Modeling?

Image shows a model of the projected number of observed COVID-19 cases in Colorado under different levels of social distancing, starting March 26. Figure from a report prepared by the COVID-19 Modeling Group. What’s a Model Modeling? … Read More

Why the United Auto Workers GM Strike is Headed for Failure

GM autoworkers went on strike on Sept. 15. AP Photo/Mark Humphrey This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The United Auto Workers union has a long history of … Read More

Marriage Could be Good for Your Health – Unless You’re Bisexual

Unlike heterosexual and gay or lesbian adults, this study shows that married bisexuals are not healthier than unmarried bisexuals. Read More

Money & Meanings: Real Estate Professionals in the Neoliberal City

A new study finds that real agents view the realm of real estate as generally positive or neutral and fair. When asked why property and rent prices increase, they disregard the way real actors and institutions play a role in … Read More

New Abortion Laws Contribute to Sexist Environments that Harm Everyone’s Health

Protesters in New York City on May 21, 2019 express their opposition to restrictive abortion laws.. Photo by Mary Altaffer/AP Photo This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article … Read More

“Why Can’t Gentrification Fix What’s Already Here?”

Credit: Christina Jackson “…. you’ll find the best of the new Atlantic City. What are you waiting for?” –Orange Loop “The best of what’s old and new in Atlantic City: Beach bars, classic restaurants, … Read More

Attitudes toward Gay and Lesbian People Have Grown More Accepting around the World. Why? And What Obstacles Remain?

2016 London Pride. Photo by Katy Blackwood, Wikimedia Commons CC We know that public attitudes towards gay and lesbian people have become more favorable over recent decades in many Western countries, including in the United … Read More