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On Male and Female Sexuality
December 23, 2013 • one comment • 1 650 views
Science, Sex & Gender

I’m reading an excellent book at the moment on the science of sex difference. The book is written by Rebecca Jordan-Young, and is titled “Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Difference”. Highly recommended reading for anyone interested in the subject. You can check out her website and buy her book here. There’s […]

Worth Reading – Part IX
September 30, 2012 • no comments • 796 views
Worth Reading

I’m going to try making these on a monthly basis. So here’s the September highlights from my RSS feeds and Twitter. Secularism and Sexism Jen McCreight who took a stand against the harassment that’s going on in the secularism movement has gotten so much hateful feedback for her initiative that she no longer have the […]

Science isn’t Pink!
June 22, 2012 • 2 comments • 601 views
Feminism, Sex & Gender

I “overheard” a discussion on Twitter today about a video on a website run by the European Commission: Research & Innovation titled Science: It’s a girl thing! Click “Watch the teaser” to see the video – and let’s drop the topic of the usage of “teaser” here because … it will be obvious why … anyway […]

Film: Tangled (2010)
April 8, 2012 • 5 comments • 638 views
Media

IMDB Link: tt0398286 Category: Animation/Comedy/Family Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard Screenplay: Dan Fogelman Fairy Tale: Grimm brothers Voices: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi and Donna Murphy So I did it. I watched another Disney movie. I have to admit, I am no big fan of Disney. For a number of reasons. Some of my usual concerns were confirmed with this one too. […]

LEGO and Gender Stereotyping
February 7, 2012 • one comment • 425 views
Feminism, Sex & Gender

A couple of interesting videos have popped up on FeministFrequency.com about LEGO and their very gender stereotyped marketing. For the last couple of decades they have focused almost entirely on marketing to boys. Now they have decided to target the half of the marked that they have previously abandoned and ignored, the girls, and again […]

Riley’s Rant
January 1, 2012 • no comments • 318 views
Sex & Gender

This video became very popular just over a week ago. It is a short clip with a little girl called Riley having a rant about why girl’s toys are pink and why they have to buy princesses. Over on We Are SkeptiXX, Julia Lavarnway posted a comment by Ben Radford, and her own reply to […]

Guyliners and All Things Pink
December 31, 2011 • 2 comments • 652 views
Sex & Gender

A while back I was watching one of Tim Minchin’s videos on YouTube, and against better judgement ended up browsing the comments. One person commented on him wearing eyeliner – calling it “guyliner”. I’ve heard it being called that many times, but suddenly I thought: Why the hell do they call it that? What’s wrong […]