Do people tell you to educate yourself about race/racism?
What does one of the leading humanist public intellectuals have to say about the social construction of gender and race, and humanism?
Mark Greene believes that when you call a man a provider, he is at risk for leaving the intimate daily emotional life of the family.
Evolutionary psychologists, everyone’s favorite peddlers of pseudoscience to justify all manner of -isms, have long theorized that people tend to find traits more attractive when they signal fertility. Therefore, men are attracted to young, thin, large-breasted women, and women are attracted to tall, deep-voiced men. Science! Turns out… it’s just not so. In fact, men…
One for the Masculinity Is An Immutable Thing Placed In Us By The Almighty God And/Or Evolution And Definitely Has Nothing To Do With Social Construction or Anything people: Cheerleading was originally considered a manly sport.
(Sorry for the giant break in this series… life happened!) People are often seriously confused about social construction. Socially constructed things are not less real than non-socially-constructed things. Money is a social construct: if everyone woke up one morning and decided that those little pieces of green paper were completely worthless, dollars would rapidly become…