#research: More misconceptions about abortion

More misconceptions about abortion jepluie: I am pro: life. No matter what. Every child deserves to live. My friend did an in depth project on abortion for biology in freshman year and ever since then the thought of abortions has disgusted me. Did you know that the baby can actually feel the abortion? Maybe you’ve never thought about that before. […]

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#research: Why No Doesn’t Mean No to Some Men

Why No Doesn’t Mean No to Some Men parentheticalaside: No means no — but not all men get the message, according to a new study. The research shows that men who endorse sexually aggressive attitudes are worse at remembering cues of disinterest from women than are men with more relaxed mindsets about sex. According to 2000 report by the Department […]

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#research: OkCupid Analyzes Gay Sex

OkCupid Analyzes Gay Sex Analysis of four million searches showed that gay men and lesbians almost exclusively search for gay and bisexual matches. In fact, only 0.6% of gay men ever searched for straight matches, and only 0.1% of lesbians have ever searched for straight matches. Now, maybe I’m missing something terribly, horribly obvious, but why would they…?

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#research: Teen Depression and Abortion Not Linked

Teen Depression and Abortion Not Linked A new study from Oregon State University shows that teens who have abortions are no more likely to be depressed or have low self-esteem than teens whose pregnancies do not end in abortion. This is the latest evidence in an ongoing debate about connections between mental health and abortion. Although in a 2008 study […]

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#vivelafeminism: Who Stole Feminism?

Who Stole Feminism? Sarah Palin opposes abortion and comprehensive sex education. While mayor of Wasilla she made sexual assault victims pay for their own rape kits. She also calls herself a feminist. Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell has said that allowing women to attend military academies “cripples the readiness of our defense” and that wives should “graciously submit” to […]

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#research: Punishment does not fit crimes with the most victims

Punishment does not fit crimes with the most victims Loran Nordgren and Mary McDonnell wanted to see whether we perceive a crime as being more serious when more people are affected. Sixty students were given an article about a fraud case; in one version three people were defrauded by a financial adviser, in a second, 30. All other information in […]

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#research: Male and female ability differences down to socialisation, not genetics

Male and female ability differences down to socialisation, not genetics Behavioural differences between the sexes are not hard-wired at birth but are the result of society’s expectations, say scientists. Get out!! This is just shocking. And very unexpected. In fact, there are no major neurological differences between the sexes, says Cordelia Fine in her book Delusions of Gender, which will […]

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ARE THERE ANY NO-GO, RESEARCH-NOT-ALLOWED AREAS?

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Attacking what academics choose to research and how they do it seems slightly odd to me. I have no romantic ideas about freedom of academic thought but I do suppose people end up researching general areas in general ways because they are drawn to them. I think of research as an endless stream of fairly random coloured bits that sometimes […]

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CALLING OUT DARFUR IS NOT RACIST

Violence, rape and little or no education is a fact of life for many women all over the globe. While the feminist movement took off in parts of the Western world, many women are still treated as second class citizens. Many endure violent daily events and manage to persevere and take care of their children in hopes of a better […]

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#vivelafeminism: Within patriarchy woman has no legitimate voice

“Within patriarchy woman has no legitimate voice. Her voice is either constructed in complicity or resistance. If the choice is not radical then we speak only what the patriarchal culture would have us say. If we do not speak as liberators we collapse under the weight of this effort to speak within patriarchal confines or lose ourselves without dying. bell […]

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#research: Gay adoption: The kids really are all right

Gay adoption: The kids really are all right This study should once and for all silence critics of same-sex parenting. Not that it will, but it certainly should. It turns out gay and lesbian couples are perfectly capable of raising happy, healthy kids. You might be experiencing déjà vu and, indeed, there has been a growing body of research demonstrating […]

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FEAR DICTATES IRELAND’S ABORTION POLICY

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I’m very much behind on my posts and have too many posts sitting in drafts waiting to be finished or, at the very least, cobbled together. This piece which was recently published in the Guardian resonates greatly with me. As a pro-choice and pro-abortion women who has spent most of her life so far living in Ireland, I know that […]

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#vivelafeminism: Racism, feminism and banning the veil

Racism, feminism and banning the veil The vote in the French lower house to ban the wearing of the face veil in public is a dangerous development in the intensification of Islamophobia in Europe (Racism veiled as liberation, 15 July). That it has been proclaimed as a victory for women’s rights makes it all the more appalling. Racism is being […]

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