Category Archives: gender

Importing poor sexy foreigners

NFL (and other US) cheerleaders are paid pretty badly: “You get this prestigious job dancing for the Warriors and you go home, and think: Hey, I’m making $10 an hour! It’s like working at Wendy’s,” said Lisa Murray, 28, a … Continue reading

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The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

writes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Yes, that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. And he simply nails it, by calling out how the racism discussion is/will be a smoke-screen: [U]nless we want the Ferguson atrocity to also be swallowed and become nothing more than an intestinal … Continue reading

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NFL: reflecting barbaric mores

As Shutdown Corner points out, the NFL has upped their abysmal handling of the Rice situation (my emphasis): The NFL is still being criticized for giving Ray Rice a light, two-game suspension, as well it should. The league did a … Continue reading

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We’re reduced to liberals vs conservatives again

Ars Technica reports that the Pentagon will move Chelsea Manning and start hormone treatment: Formerly known as Bradley Manning, the private was court-martialed last year and sentenced to 35 years for forwarding a cache of classified documents to WikiLeaks. After … Continue reading

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Everything I know about the world I learned from the NFL

That’s not exactly true but the NFL is a very nice sandbox to illustrate a bunch of social (including economic) issues. Playing in the NFL is a rather risky job – most players are subjected to harsh physical contact, and … Continue reading

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Patriarchical Myths

We visited the Yamane museum in Ushuaïa, and one of the displays recounted their patriarchical myth, which goes roughly like this: In the beginning women claimed to communicate with the spirits in a secret ceremony, and to obtain orders for … Continue reading

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Why are there so few women in science?

Peter Woit has post up commenting on an article in the NYT: Why are there still so few women in science?. The article outlines many of the issues that prevent women from even making it to tenure eligibility: no active … Continue reading

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