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Real, Live Practice Babies. Once upon a time, infants were quietly removed from orphanages and delivered to the home economics programs at elite U.S. colleges, where young women were eager to learn the science of mothering.

Real, Live Practice Babies

These infants became “practice babies,” living in “practice apartments,” where a gaggle of young “practice mothers” took turns caring for them. After a year or two of such rearing, the babies would be returned to orphanages, where they apparently were in great demand; adoptive parents were eager to take home an infant that had been cared for with the latest “scientific” childcare methods.

This scenario is the premise of The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald. The lovely novel, which I had the delight to read over my holiday vacation, charts the life of Henry, a orphan who started his life as a practice baby at a women’s college. But the “practice baby” idea is more than just a fictional device–it is, bizarrely enough, a historical fact.

Women Laughing Alone with Salad. Submitter: “please post this!!!”

Women Laughing Alone with Salad

My painting, ‘Laughing While Eating Salad’, inspired by the Women Eating Alone With Salad website. Part of a recent series ‘Appetite’ in which women forget social etiquette & advance aggressively upon the edible! Www.roxanahalls.com I couldn't find the exact area where your blog was featured on ellen using the link. can you send me a more specific link"? Anonymous. London School of Economics disbands men’s rugby club over misogynist leaflet. The London School of Economics has disbanded its men’s rugby club after a leaflet distributed by members that contained homophobic and misogynist slurs “brought shame” on the university.

London School of Economics disbands men’s rugby club over misogynist leaflet

In a statement on Tuesday evening, Nona Buckley-Irvine, general secretary of LSE students’ union, said the club would be disbanded for the academic year after the flyer handed out at the freshers’ fair on Friday described women as “mingers”, “trollops” and “slags”. The club apologised for the offending booklet, which said “outright homosexual debauchery” would not be tolerated and that women playing sports were “beast-like”. The leaflets were confiscated after uproar among students. The Woman’s Heart Attack. Photo IN medical circles, they call it the Hollywood Heart Attack.

The Woman’s Heart Attack

You’ve seen it: grimace of agony, clutching of chest, sudden collapse, the whole purple-prose panoply. 'Women, like men only cheaper' Tech Exec tells conference. A millionaire technology entrepreneur has been forced to ‘clarify’ remarks advocating the gender pay gap by implying he only hired women because they were cheaper.

'Women, like men only cheaper' Tech Exec tells conference

Evan Thornley, co-founder of LookSmart, a NASDAQ listed an online advertising company, was addressing the audience at the Sunrise Conference in Sydney when he caused a stir by putting up a slide which said: “WOMEN. Like men, only cheaper”. In a much smaller font - unlikely to have been seen by many audience members were the words: “If you don't like it, help us right it”. Thornley, who is also a former politician, went on to say: “Call me opportunistic, I just thought I could get better people with less competition because we were willing to understand the skills and capabilities that many of these women had. In Jordan, Ever Younger Syrian Brides. Continue reading the main story Slide Show MAFRAQ, Jordan — The bride-to-be was so young and shy, she spent her engagement party cloaked in a hooded robe that swallowed her slim figure but could not quite hide the ruffled pink dress her fiancé’s family had rented for her.

In Jordan, Ever Younger Syrian Brides

As the Syrian women celebrating her coming wedding to an 18-year-old cousin chattered around her in the Zaatari refugee camp, she squirreled herself in a corner, perking up only when a photo or message from a friend popped up on her cellphone. The girl, Rahaf Yousef, is 13. Speaking wistfully of her days at school, she declared herself throughout the day to be “indifferent” to the marriage she says will keep her from finishing her education. Brenna Twohy - "Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find Them" (NPS 2014) Graduates and the gender pay gap. Women graduating from part-time degrees go on to earn £7,500 less on average than their male equivalents, according to new data on higher education leavers Click image to enlarge The salary differential between the sexes on completion of a part-time degree has jumped up by £2,000 over the past year.

Graduates and the gender pay gap

In 2011-12, men enjoyed a mean salary of £31,500 six months after graduation, compared with £26,000 for women, according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency. But in 2012-13, men’s salaries rose by £1,000 to £32,500, while women’s salaries fell by £1,000 to £25,000. New mothers sidelined to 'mummy track' in their millions. GENDERED MARKETING. Rape: It's Your Fault. Wage gap between the sexes becomes yawning chasm as employees age. Bikinis to blame for sex crimes on Goa's beaches, says minister. A minister in the Indian state of Goa has warned women against wearing bikinis on beaches or visiting bars wearing short skirts, saying it is against Indian culture.

Bikinis to blame for sex crimes on Goa's beaches, says minister

Sudin Dhavalikar, Goa's public works department minister, linked bikinis to sexual crimes and called for a ban. "We should not allow girls with bikinis to enter public places because it is very difficult to control people who arrive in Goa from different states. Give the Gift of Scientific American Mind Magazine. Stop Saying "I Have A Boyfriend" — Eberhardt Smith. Originally published on Luna Luna Magazine and xoJane.

Stop Saying "I Have A Boyfriend" — Eberhardt Smith

I enjoy “going out.” I like dancing, I like music, I like drinking, I like spending time with friends. And I like meeting new people, chatting with them and making friends. I also understand that many people (men and women) go to bars and clubs in hopes of meeting a romantic/sexual partner, and of course, there is nothing wrong with this, in theory. That’s why, if someone attempts conversation with me, I try not to immediately write them off as a “creep.” Elisabeth Hasselbeck Really Asked This About Feminism. Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked a guest on Thursday whether he believes that feminism is hurting American's national security.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Really Asked This About Feminism

Nick Adams argued in his new book "American Boomerang" that men around the world are no longer allowed to be "manly. " In an appearance on Thursday's "Fox and Friends," he said it was a "dangerous" phenomenon, claiming, "American men are of course very susceptible to it. Swedish cinemas take aim at gender bias with Bechdel test rating. You expect movie ratings to tell you whether a film contains nudity, sex, profanity or violence. Now cinemas in Sweden are introducing a new rating to highlight gender bias, or rather the absence of it. To get an A rating, a movie must pass the so-called Bechdel test, which means it must have at least two named female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man.

"The entire Lord of the Rings trilogy, all Star Wars movies, The Social Network, Pulp Fiction and all but one of the Harry Potter movies fail this test," said Ellen Tejle, the director of Bio Rio, an art-house cinema in Stockholm's trendy Södermalm district. Bio Rio is one of four Swedish cinemas that launched the new rating last month to draw attention to how few movies pass the Bechdel test. Are you a Pank – Professional, Aunt, No Kids? Today is Cyber Monday, which means two things 1) it's the first working day after "payday", when people will spend the most amount of money online buying Christmas presents 2) someone hasn't updated their marketing speak since the mid-1990s.

But call it what you will, today will see a rush of click and buys, particularly if you are a Pank. It stands for Professional Aunt, No Kids, and despite the way it conflates money and love, it's an acronym that lifts the spirits somewhat. As The Cut points out, childless women are no longer spinsters but Panks, which implies they come bearing fun and gifts and tales about their glam life at the coalface of industry (sort of). In a culture that has Jennifer Aniston on womb watch, putting forth the idea that this hugely successful actor should be the recipient of pity because she isn't married with kids, a term that celebrates a childless woman's status, putting "professional" right up there at the top, feels like a victory of sorts.

Sorry, but being a mother is not the most important job in the world. Being a mother is not the most important job in the world. There, I said it. Nor is it the toughest job, despite what the 92% of people polled in Parents Magazine reckon. How Feminism Hurts Men. Mullerkids.co.uk: Nutritional Info. We all know dairy is an important part of healthy balanced diet for kids, but here at Müller we also know it is not always easy to get them to eat the right things.

That's why we have created these yogurts that combine natural dairy goodness (20% of the Calcium RDA in each pot) with a tasty treat. On this website you'll find games and even a page for your children to vote for new flavours, but also you'll find answers to questions you might like to ask us. Are Kids Corner yogurts good for my child? Mentoring teenage girls: 'Watching them develop in confidence is amazing' Educated in a run-down part of Portsmouth, Becca Dean thought little would surprise her about teaching at an inner-city girls' school. But taking a group of pupils from north London into the capital by Tube proved to be an eye-opener. "These were 15-year-olds and they were going 'Miss, I'm scared. Can I hold your hand?' Women Should Pay More for Health Care. Why I am asking Boris Johnson to marry me. What happened when I started a feminist society at school.

The sexual politics of sexual conflict. The Dirty Talk Of The Town: Profanity At "The New Yorker" House Votes to Allow ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal. Syria bans niqab from universities. Portraits From the New York City Marriage Bureau - Audio & Photos. What Makes a Body Obscene? The fashion model the media can't handle - Media Criticism. THE LIFE NEUROTIC WITH STEVE'S ISSUES - cambridge university students were asked on campus... Sarah J. Jackson: What's Wrong with Media Coverage of Women Olympians? The Myth of Looming Female Dominance. What if every Olympic sport was photographed like beach volleyball? Parents keep child's gender secret. Doctors' anti-abortion views could impact on women's access to service. How Ultrasound Changed the Human Sex Ratio. Hide/Seek: Too shocking for America.

One teacher's approach to preventing gender bullying in a classroom. Karen Mangiacotti: The Penis Mom. HTC Bliss reincarnated in a different shade of patronising. Cosmo sex position of the day: hamstring hell. Revealed: secret government plans to win back women. Gender Across Borders » Blog Archive » Abortion in France is about health, not politics. Women need a PhD to earn as much as men with a BA. Farewell to Nancy Wake, the mouse who ran rings around the Nazis. Will Climate Change Make Life Harder for Girls? Agatha Christie's surfing secret revealed. Tumblinfeminist. Working mums fail to help with homework - Education News, Education. SouthernPlayalisticEvolutionMusic » Feministing Friday: Beauty or Brains what matters most in today’s dating scene? The myth of the "myth" of gender equality. I write a nasty book. And they want a girly cover on it. DELUSIONS OF GENDER by Cordelia Fine reviewed by Carol Tavris - TLS. Mary Wollstonecraft died in childbirth - two graphs on International Womens Day.

Guest Post: Go Where? Sex, Gender, and Toilets. Boy brain, girl brain: How the sexes act differently - life - 08 March 2011 - New Scientist. Fear Mongering and the Morning-After Pill. There are HOW many types of Female Orgasm? Virginia Ironside's Dilemmas: Should I go back to work now my children are at school? - Healthy Living, Health & Families. The Medium - Home Tool. Tampon-makers can't mention the V-word. Period. Ads for Zestra women's arousal oil rejected. Revenge of the Feminerd: Bluestockings, the Original Feminerds.

Kate Swift, Writer Who Rooted Out Sexism in Language, Dies at 87. Women will bear brunt of budget cuts, says Yvette Cooper. Woman jailed for retracting rape claims is refused appeal. Cindy's Take on Tech» Blog Archive » An Open Letter to Wired Magazine. Male Names Are Still Mentioned First: Scientific American Podcast. Where's the female Brian Cox?

Role models: someone to look up to. Lost your libido? Let's try a little neuro-realism, madam. The European approach to teens, sex, and love, in pictures. - By Rachael Phelps. Working Moms’ Kids Turn Out Fine, 50 Years of Research Says.