Category Archives: women

Are Men Mentally Tougher? 

Tough guise

Tough guise

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

Hooking Up Deprives Women of Marriage?

College hookup culture?

College hookup culture?

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 Lessons From OkCupid

Ok, Cupid

Ok, Cupid

by Lisa Wade, PhD @ Sociological Images

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

Past Life

Sexual assaultby Joy Farber @ littletreefarber

The scene though far removed remains vivid in my mind.

Images pulse in front of me like morse code.

A little girl– afraid– watches mute as acts that will shape her identity, and behavior for much of her life are committed. Read the rest of this entry

Love Hurts Others

Love hurts

Love hurts

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

Women Make Men Dumber

Talking to an attractive woman really can make a man lose his mind.

So says The Telegraph. Read the rest of this entry

Are Women The Weaker Sex? 

The weaker sex?

The weaker sex?

Are women physically inferior to men?

I ask my students.

“Yes, isn’t it obvious?” some say.

“No,” say others. “A female bodybuilder is stronger than any guy in this room.”

“True. What if she walked into a room full of male bodybuilders?” I prod.  Read the rest of this entry

That’s Bitchin But Life’s A Bitch

That's bitchin!

That’s bitchin!

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

Feminism Kills Japanese Libido? 

Japanese libido

Japanese libido

Japan is dead last in sexual satisfaction. Some blame feminism.

Really?

The stats:

  • 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

Virginity: Double Binds & Double Standards

Lost your virginity?

Lost your virginity?

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

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