Professor Warren Blumenfeld recently retired from Iowa State University. Here he reflects on how orthodoxy inhibited education.
Some conservatives are not terribly fond of Nate Silver, the renowned blogger and statistics wonk behind Fivethirtyeight. For one thing, he keeps predicting that Obama will win. (80.8% chance as of this writing.) Those conservatives, who are fond of the narrative of Romney Momentum, feel that Nate Silver is randomly making up numbers in order [...]
Via Cracked, we have the five most insulting ways products are advertised to men. I’m going to assume you’ve gone over there and read the article, on account of my article will be far more boring and lacking in dick jokes. (Also, less ableist, so go me.)
Sociological Images has an interesting post on the gender differences between Boy Scout and Girl Scout manuals, one bit of which really sticks out to me. Interestingly, and in contrast, Denny also found that Boy, but not Girl Scout manuals taught “intellectual passivity.” When faced with unanswered questions, girls were often encouraged to do further research, [...]