Politics and Feminism

Newest Pew Report on American Marriage

September 29, 2014 1 Comment
Newest Pew Report on American Marriage

A new report on marriage from Pew Social Trends indicates a continuing decline in marriage rates. In 1960, the statistical “high point” of American marriage, just 10% of men and 8% of women had never been married by age 25. Those numbers began to grow in the 70s and today they’re considerably higher. The gap […]

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Mismatched Lust Between the Sexes

September 18, 2014 1 Comment
Mismatched Lust Between the Sexes

OKCupid founder Christian Rudder has a new book out: Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking). Rudder is the guy responsible for the always fascinating OKTrends blog, which he started in 2009. From Nate Silver’s blog Five Thirty Eight, we learn that Dataclysm is based on Rudder’s OKTrends posts, for which he spent countless hours […]

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Hookup Culture and the Golden Rule

September 10, 2014 1 Comment
Hookup Culture and the Golden Rule

Conor Friedersdorf’s article When ‘Do Unto Others’ Meets Hookup Culture in today’s Atlantic poses a refreshing and overdue question: Why are traditional conservatives hellbent on fighting contemporary sexual mores with doomsday predictions of the end of Western civilization as we know it? Smug predictions of eternal damnation for sexual sinners are the cherry on top of this Judgment […]

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The Insidious, Intractable Problem of Street Harassment

August 8, 2014 1 Comment
The Insidious, Intractable Problem of Street Harassment

Street harassment of women is ubiquitous. It never stops and no one is ever immune. God help me, yesterday I got harassed at Costco by a guy half my age while looking at car mats! “Baby, I’ma take you on a nice ride.” Obviously, the only conceivable motive was to make me feel uncomfortable. And […]

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Female Economic Independence Changes Attitudes Toward Promiscuity

July 8, 2014 0 Comments
Female Economic Independence Changes Attitudes Toward Promiscuity

The titillatingly titled article Why Some People Get Enraged When Women Have Sex in NY Magazine reports on an interesting pair of new studies. Female Economic Dependence and the Morality of Promiscuity (Price, Pound and Scott, 2014) asked 5K Americans what they believe about promiscuity both male and female. They then analyzed the correlation between those views and female economic dependence within […]

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