Category Archives: psychology
Men are strong and stoic and women are weak and dependent, right?
That’s the stereotype. But stereotypes can create social patterns. And surprisingly, things that appear weak may turn out to be strong. And vice versa. Read the rest of this entry
Women should stop hooking up because it stalls men’s maturity and keeps them from getting married. A lot of young women will never marry because men can get sex without commitment.
That’s what what a young man told me a few weeks ago. Read the rest of this entry
Dating site OKCupid did an analysis of 500,000 inquiry messages to determine what keywords correlate most strongly with getting a reply. It has some great lessons about dating and some counter-stereotypical news about what heterosexual women want from men. Read the rest of this entry
We all know that lost love and unrequited love hurts. But as a headline from Live Science points out, “Love Hurts (Other People)” too.
Florida State researchers surveyed 130 hetero students in long-term relationships on their levels of jealousy (e.g., “How likely are you to surprise-visit your partner to see who is with him/her?”). Read the rest of this entry
If you say, “That’s bitchin!” it’s good.
But if she’s bitchin, she’s annoying.
If “Life’s a bitch,” things are difficult.
If “She’s a bitch!” she’s difficult! (He thinks that’s bad.)
If “I’m a bitch!” I stand my ground. (I think that’s baaad – but in a good way!) Read the rest of this entry
Japan is dead last in sexual satisfaction. Some blame feminism.
- Singles aged 18-34 who don’t want a romantic relationship: Men: 28% Women: 23%
- Singles aged 16 to 24 who are uninterested in sexual relationships: Women: 45% Men: 25%
“Grass-eating boys” or “herbivores,” as the guys are called, have no real interest in: Read the rest of this entry
By Sabrina Szpetkowski
A close friend called me one morning, crying and asking me to come to her house.
When I got there I found her crumpled up on her bed. She told me that she had lost her virginity to her boyfriend the night before and she felt disgusting. She worried that if they ever broke up she wouldn’t be able to find someone else who would want to be with her because she wasn’t a virgin. Read the rest of this entry
Apparently, women are now the advantaged gender. And it’s our fault that they’re committing suicide at a higher rate than we do.
I’m so, so sorry that some people want to end their lives.
But that higher rate is connected to male privilege. So blame patriarchy, not feminism. Read the rest of this entry