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graphic for paid maternity leave

13 May


Dimorphic species vs humans

21 Jan

WEDNESDAY, SEP 18, 2013 10:49 AM EDT

Sex shocker! Men and women aren’t that different

Think human males and females are so distinct? Look at lions, cardinals, anglerfish and elephant seals!

Fathering by race

12 Jan

The Centers for Disease Control have released new data comparing the involvement of black, white, and Latino fathers.  The study found more similarities than differences.  Men of all races were more likely to be living with their children than not.  Defying stereotypes, black fathers were, on average, more involved in their children’s daily care than white and Latino fathers.

white girlfriend in Harlem barbershop WWYD

12 Dec

Guy Brings His White Girl To Barbershop In Harlem And Gets Hated On By Black Hairdresser… Does anyone step in to intervene and diplomatically diffuse the situation? What would YOU do?

Male CEOs with daughters

28 Feb,+Like+Father
When male CEOs have daughters, relative pay for women at their firms goes up, narrowing the persistent gender wage gap.
When a CEO’s first child was a daughter, the wage gap in his firm decreased by a whopping 55 percent. When the daughter came later in the birth order, the wage gap decreased by 4.2 percent. Having additional daughters had less effect — more daughters didn’t prompt CEOs to continue raising salaries for women at their companies.
commenting on the original report

Chris and Rihanna

26 Feb

Analysis of the controversial collaborations between Chris and Rihanna, with a recap of their tumultuous relationship.

The leaked release Monday night of two remixes that pair the self-proclaimed good girl gone bad Rihanna with her admitted abuser, Chris Brown, present an intense moral quandary for anyone who believes that pop music has real cultural impact. Never in my memory has the particular feeling surrounding these new songs — “dread” is a word often employed in the past week — been so pronounced. This is music many people wish did not exist.

Rihanna’s X-rated “Birthday Cake” and Brown’s more radio-friendly “Turn Up the Music” hit our ears like little bombs, exploding with context. They are provocations, demanding response. Even listening feels like a weighted choice, and, for most of us, the experience will be defined by the stance we’d chosen before we heard a note.


A parody of “Birthday Cake” including words from the police report.!


A quickie remix parody of “Birthday Cake” by Rihanna ft. Chris Brown. Lyrics quoted directly from the police report (PDF).


More analysis on the two artists, as incidents developed:

Are Poor Parents Negligent Parents?

17 Sep

“In this video, which I found via my friend Captain Crab, Kate O’Beirne (editor of the National Review) attacked the federal subsidized school breakfast and lunch programs. She did so by stating that parents who would find the program necessary must be “criminally negligent,” since they can’t put food on the table:”

Stigmatization of poverty