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On Male and Female Sexuality
December 23, 2013 • one comment • 1 827 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 […]

Science isn’t Pink!
June 22, 2012 • 2 comments • 718 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 • 804 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. […]

Riley’s Rant
January 1, 2012 • no comments • 364 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 • 773 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 […]