I think this would apply in many countries.
by Carolyn Moynihan
You might think that people in Kenya had more to worry about than how men and women annoy one another, but that is what pollsters Ipsos Synovate decided to quiz them on. And the results indicate some serious issues in one of the more developed and stable African countries. Read more…
by Denyse O’Leary
The new science of neuroeconomics is making big claims. Can they be justified?
Can neuroeconomics rescue shattered economies?
We are asked by some to believe that it can. “Neuroeconomics” is one of many new directions in neuroscience – scanning the brains of floor traders, for example. In ” Testosterone and high finance do not mix: so bring on the women ” in a recent issue of The Guardian, Tim Adams tells us that the new science of neuroeconomics is proving beyond doubt that “hormonally-driven young men” should not be left alone in charge of our finances. Research shows that too much testosterone impaired the risk assessment abilities of traders, and so does too much cortisol. The solution, he thinks — riffing off Michael Lewis’s The Big Short — is to get more women involved: Womenomics. Read more…
Writer Erica Jong, one of the flag-bearers of the sexual revolution, wonders, in the New York Times, why her daughter’s generation is not interested in sex. Sexual passion, that is. “Fear Of Flying” stuff, perhaps, though I have never read her famous women’s lib tract. Read more…
by Carl Olson
Perhaps someone with more time and a stronger stomach than myself will take the time to wade through the dark depths of this NPR article, “The End of Gender?”, which is the sort of “news piece” that causes me to ask myself: “In the great scope of things, faced with the vastness of the cosmos and the grand mystery of life, how warped must a person be to spend their time obsessing over ‘gender’ as if it is some sort of Rosetta Stone that will bring everlasting peace, joy, and beatitude?”
In fact, the piece has a sentence that at least hints, in many ways, at some answers to that question; here it is: Read more…
Occasionally on this blog, same-sex ‘marriage’ proponents have challenged those of us who would seek to protect the institution of marriage to explain why, if we truly believe that (part of) the public purpose of marriage is to attach parents to their children, we nevertheless maintain that even a man and woman who are (for whatever reason) incapable of procreating together, or who simply have no desire or intention of doing so, should still be allowed – and even encouraged – to enjoy the benefits of married life. Read more…
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Betsy blogged this story about a week ago, and no one has picked up on it and chatted about it. The bulk of the story was about women in depression: a depressing enough story in itself. I read the whole thing, hoping the authors might have some insight as to why this is all happening just now. No luck, I’m afraid. But, at the bottom, I found this tidbit:
Colin Walker… welcomed the report but said his organisation’s research showed men and women experienced mental health problems such as depression and anxiety in roughly equal numbers.
“But men are less likely to speak out or ask for help,” he said. “This tendency to suffer in silence is reflected by the fact that men account for 75% of all suicides.”
Not suicide attempts. Not suicidal fantasies or plans. Men account for 75% of all actual, completed suicides.
Where is the outrage?