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Spinster, old maid or self-partnered – why words for single women...

Amy Froide, University of Maryland, Baltimore County In a recent interview with Vogue, actress Emma Watson opened up about being a single 30-year-old woman. Instead...

Was that joke funny or offensive? Who’s telling it matters

Michael Thai, The University of Queensland and Alex Borgella, Fort Lewis College In September, before the start of its 45th season, “Saturday Night Live” brought...

Lady backpacks and manly beer — the folly of gendered products

Samantha Brennan, University of Guelph As women started counting steps and walking to work wearing running shoes and fitness trackers, there was one work-related item...

How steak became manly and salads became feminine

Paul Freedman, Yale University When was it decided that women prefer some types of food – yogurt with fruit, salads and white wine – while...

Bosses face more discrimination if they are women – from employees...

Martin Abel, Middlebury Imagine that your boss Ethan calls you into his office. He expresses disappointment in your recent performance and lack of commitment. How...

Stop calling it a choice: Biological factors drive homosexuality

Bill Sullivan, Indiana University Across cultures, 2% to 10% of people report having same-sex relations. In the U.S., 1% to 2.2% of women and men,...

How male ‘porn superfans’ really view women

Paul J. Maginn, University of Western Australia; Aleta Baldwin, The University of Texas at San Antonio; Barbara Brents, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and...

Can sun umbrellas ever become fashionable again in America?

Jonathan Coopersmith, Texas A&M University Many of us apply sunscreen when we go to the beach. But walking outside under the fierce summer sun...

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Using science to improve the practice of interrogation

By Christian Meissner, Iowa State University The release of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program documents...