Tag: sex differences

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

October 21, 2014
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

At the risk of coming across as an old and uncool English teacher, I want to share an amazing poem I just found. Published in 1922 in a literary journal, the language is of another time, but the conversation is timeless.  In the Orchard “I THOUGHT you loved me.” “No, it was only fun.” “When we stood there, […]

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Mismatched Lust Between the Sexes

September 18, 2014
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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Are Women More Emotional Than Men?

August 5, 2014
Are Women More Emotional Than Men?

The difference between usIs way down on the insideIts very tricky businessNo baby INo baby INo baby I dont want to see you hurtYou got them tearsThey fall like pearlsBlame it on gravity, yeahBlame it on being a girlBlame it on gravity, yeahBlame it on being a girl Rhett Miller, Old 97s, No Baby I […]

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Who Wants a Manwhore?

June 5, 2014
Who Wants a Manwhore?

Yesterday I wrote about the twisted, deformed definition of masculinity that depends solely on a man’s level of sexual experience with many partners. The men who subscribe to this view willingly forfeit all control of their identity by asking women to judge their desirability as the sole measure of their worth. They believe that manwhore status is […]

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Men Exhibit More Confirmation Bias Than Women Do

April 1, 2014
Men Exhibit More Confirmation Bias Than Women Do

This post reviews the paper The Effect of Gender on Cognitive Structuring: Who are More Biased, Men or Women? Here is the common assumption in popular culture: Ample evidence demonstrates the existence of stereotypes about gender differences: men are more rational than women, while women are more emotional, intuitive and biased. We’ve certainly gotten an earful […]

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