Category Archives: Gender

The Glass Slipper Effect and Gender Roles

In a recent article, authors Laurie A. Rudman and Jessica B. Heppen introduce a new concept called the “Glass Slipper Effect.”  This is how the authors describe it: Romantic fairy tales… can be summed up as, “Once upon a time, … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Jan. 19, 2016)

Ethics A sobering idea that the reason we exist is because of some past tragedy.  As an example, the reason I exist is because of the Vietnam War.  Would you be willing to sacrifice your existence to prevent that tragedy? … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Aug. 23, 2015)

Emotion Meditation can help encourage compassion and empathy. Gender A really good essay about how and why gender norms influence our daily social structure and behaviors. Health Adolescents who have sleep problems are more likely to self-harm. Humor Teenage Karl … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (June 14, 2015)

Climate Change A website dedicated to getting 100% renewable, clean energy.  It was built by engineers. Ethics Paul Bloom argues that imagining the lives of others (what he considers as empathy) is harder than “if we rely instead on more … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (May 31, 2015)

Abortion Majority of Americans are pro-choice:  Animals There’s an app where you can walk someone else’s dog and get paid for it. Anti-Natalism Listen to an interview with David Benatar about the Harm of Coming Into Existence.  Note: I’ve written … Continue reading

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How Sexual Equality can Lead to Income Inequality

I mentioned a study about how your hometown can affect whether you get married early or not. Another study about how sexual equality can lead to income inequality.  With both genders more likely to marry within the same educational bracket, … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Apr. 14, 2015)

Aesthetics A cool video of 100 years of beauty in Korea.  It gets surreal when it hits the 1950s:  Economics The more you live in a place with income inequality, the more likely people will purchase items to give them … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Apr. 5, 2015)

Animals Cats relax to music, especially classical. Drugs There’s an association between long marijuana usage in teens and a smaller hippocampus.  In short, the more you smoke marijuana as a teen, the more likely your long-term memory will be affected. … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (March 16, 2015)

Aesthetics Terminally ill patients went to Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam as their dying wish. Climate Global warming may result in a 50% increase of lightening strikes in the US in upcoming years. Culture If you googled “how much does a _____ cost?” … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Feb. 23, 2015)

Gender Are you a slut? History The original Monopoly game was made to condemn monopolies. Love Some interesting facts about love from the latest research.  Good thing a philosopher has taken the time to investigate this stuff. I mentioned before … Continue reading

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