#guestpost: different nudes

We all have different nudes A few years ago my sister and I wrote a piece titled What colour is nude? for the British feminist website The F Word, The piece discussed the use of the word nude in order to describe a beige colour that is quite common in clothing articles, shoes and nail polish. By naming a colour nude […]

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#womenslives: Self-help, beauty privilege, and the truth about confidence – @lipmag

Confidence is widely considered an excellent quality. It’s associated with communication skills, social suavity, and success. Studies even show that people possessing strong self-confidence earn more money than their less confident counterparts. Is it any surprise, therefore, that capitalist Western culture in particular places such emphasis on self-esteem? Self-help culture has grown from the notion that everyone should strive to […]

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#guestpost: #research: What does the feminisation of psychology look like?

In two previous posts published online at the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association Blog (FWSA) (one, two) I discussed women’s status in psychology. First I looked at the underrepresentation of women as authors in seven academic psychology journals: The Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, Counselling Psychology Quarterly, Review of General Psychology, Teaching of Psychology, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal […]

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#research: sadistic online bullies are sadistic bullies offline too. And all-round meanies

(Use of exclusively quantitative data – from what I can see – aside, I’ll get on board because it’s a pretty obvious conclusion. This just in: sadistic online bullies are sadistic bullies offline too. And all-round meanies. I like the “vile tendency” wording, though. Also: sexist trolls are the absolute worst. Can’t argue with that.) ••• The findings of a […]

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#maleficentmisogyny: How ‘hysteria’ has been used to degrade and control women – @ConversationUK

By Paula Michaels, Monash University: […] hysteria’s long, dark past as a medical diagnosis casts a shadow over our modern colloquial use. With a genealogy that can be traced back 4000 years to ancient Egypt, hysteria can arguably be understood as Western civilisation’s first conceptualisation of mental illness.Ancient physicians attributed erratic female behaviour to spontaneous movement of the womb, with […]

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ON THAT REPRODUCIBILITY IN PSYCHOLOGY STUDY

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The feministphilosophers take on the recent claim from a study published in Science (Reproducibility in Psychology – Nosek et al, 2015) that some research in psychology is not replicable (i.e. the same findings are not found over repeated, similar investigations) and, therefore, invalid. At least that’s the way it’s being reported in articles such as this on Slate which states […]

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#research: The study also found that both autonomy and relatedness are profoundly influenced

The study also found that both autonomy and relatedness are profoundly influenced by the psychological control tactics used by their parents. “Psychological control includes tactics like ignoring kids or making them feel guilty if they don’t think or behave a certain way,” Oudekerk says. “These are tactics that really undermine kids’ abilities to think through their actions and decisions to […]

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#research: The Big Five, self-esteem, and narcissism as predictors of the topics people write about in Facebook status updates

Abstract: Status updates are one of the most popular features of Facebook, but few studies have examined the traits and motives that influence the topics that people choose to update about. In this study, 555 Facebook users completed measures of the Big Five, self-esteem, narcissism, motives for using Facebook, and frequency of updating about a range of topics. Results revealed […]

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#research: What Looks Like Sexism and Why? The Effect of Comment Type and Perpetrator Type on Women’s Perceptions of Sexism

Very interesting indeed. We (potentially) grade sexist comments and perceive some comments (hostile and from strangers or bosses) to be more sexist than others (benevolent and from boyfriends). Abstract: Sexist comments are not perceived equally in the eyes of women. We extend previous research by examining the degree to which multiple types of potentially sexist comments made by multiple types […]

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#research: Feminised job titles encourage discrimination against women

‘Feminised’ and gender specific job titles leave women being perceived as less capable, it suggests. Women who hold them were likely to be assessed as less impressive professionally than either men or women with male job titles. “Feminising language helps make women more visible and more salient, but apparently this is not always an advantage,” said lead author Magdalena Formanowicz, […]

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#research: Exposure to harsh parenting and pornography as explanations for males’sexual coercion and females’ sexual victimization

On ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Abstract: Sexual violence against women is a major concern to researchers and policy makers, as well as to the general public. This study uses a sample of more than 2,000 college students to investigate the extent to which exposure to harsh parenting practices and sexually explicit materials contributes to perpetration and victimization. Findings indicate that frequent corporal punishment […]

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#research: Robots are stereotyped by gender too

There you are. Robots are victims of the damn patriarchy too. People apply gender stereotyping to robots, according to research published in Germany. In the Journal of Applied Social Psychology (and as written up here), psychologists report on an experiment in which students looked at images of two different robots and considered their potential uses. They looked at the heads […]

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#research: Romantic Teenagers Are Also Sexist

Romantic Teenagers Are Also Sexist A recent study looked at sexism in adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19. Apparently, boys who had more romantic relationship experience were more benevolently sexist. What the hell is benevolent sexism? As Bella DePaulowrites for Psychology Today: Here are examples of items measuring BENEVOLENT SEXISM:* Women should be cherished and protected by men.* […]

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