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Oct 02

With the campaigning starting we are seeing the pandering beginning already. Seeing someone running that is outside the “norm” brings forth issues concerning “ism’s” again. With Obama, racism was brought up and questioned on its overt or subversive nature. And now with Clinton re-entering the fray questions of sexism and a glass ceiling are floating around. This is not an issue about candidates; this is simply about what is and what isn’t evident. Just as many people would stake claims that racism is over, they like to say that sexism is over as well. Sorry, but that just is not the case. Sexism, ideals regarding what men and women are capable of and should be able to do. Simone de Beavoir, author of The Second Sex (1949) is such a foundational piece in the women’s rights movement and feminism. “Representation of the world, like the… [Read more]

Jan 09

It’s Friday, so permit me to create a post about nothing. If you’ve been a regular visitor to the Hall—which I highly doubt being that the majority of our traffic stumbles in from Google, brand new—you will have noticed that posts have been sporadic at best due to an unannounced break by yours truly. I have an excuse though (a good one too). See, what had happened was, since I wrote so much here, people kept asking me “Greg, how come you haven’t written a book?” Truth is I had written a number of books, BUT, I was just the write em and throw em in the filing cabinet sort of person. This was until Cherry Tigris put me on, on how to rock this… and I took her advice and got bitten by the bug. Matter of fact, I just kept writing books and not… [Read more]

Nov 26

In another one of those “studies that tend to piss women off” it was recently found that the secret to marital bliss—for men—is in having an attractive wife! In a study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 450 newlywed couples were given the lab animal treatment for four years and psychologist Andrea Meltzer along with her team came to the conclusion that a woman’s beauty plays a major role in her husband’s marital satisfaction. On the flip-side a man’s attractiveness served little impact on his wife’s happiness throughout so it will suffice to say that we are as shallow as we are said to be… or worse. No, not really… keep reading. It leads me to think of a scenario where a man is having a hard time connecting with his beautiful wife but every time he wakes up and sees her… [Read more]

Oct 24

Day by day we see reports of how well women are doing in the workplace leaning-in,cracking nuts and doing the damn thing. At the same time we are hearing about the failure of men at being fathers, being earners, and being educated. We are reminded that women are enrolling in college at record rates while the numbers for men are shrinking. We are rarely if ever given a reason why this is happening or a solution. Recently the website Top Masters in Education developed an infographic that tells the sad tale of how boys are fighting a losing game when it comes to academia. Quoted from the site:   In the beginning of life, boys and girls start out on mostly even footing. But not long after that, things begin to change. For every 100 females … born … 105 males are born who are enrolled… [Read more]

Sep 12

How many of you women reading are completely happy with your breast size and shape? Who is this ideal standard of beauty and proportions that we are all trying to be? Celebrities get multiple surgeries to alter their faces, there’s an increase in penile enhancement surgeries, and women are getting plastic surgery and breast augmentation done.  Is there a standard to this man and woman that we are all trying so desperately to become? What is the perfect breast size, ideal penis size, and what are the preferred facial features for men and women? The infographic that you see below is taken from The Psychology of Human Sexuality blog by Dr. Justin J. Lehmiller. Its numbers speak volumes on the way that women feel about their breast size, but for me it speaks even louder on humanity’s general dissatisfaction with the bodies that we are… [Read more]