Half of misogynistic tweets sent by women, study finds. Half the aggressive tweets using the words slut and whore analysed by social thinktank Demos came from women and girls, research indicates.
The suggestion that women and girls as well as men are responsible for the use of misogynistic words in an abusive manner on Twitter came in research over a three-week period from the end of April. I'm a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me. I'm a professor at a midsize state school.
I have been teaching college classes for nine years now. I have won (minor) teaching awards, studied pedagogy extensively, and almost always score highly on my student evaluations. I am not a world-class teacher by any means, but I am conscientious; I attempt to put teaching ahead of research, and I take a healthy emotional stake in the well-being and growth of my students. Things have changed since I started teaching.
Top five regrets of the dying. There was no mention of more sex or bungee jumps.
A palliative nurse who has counselled the dying in their last days has revealed the most common regrets we have at the end of our lives. And among the top, from men in particular, is 'I wish I hadn't worked so hard'. Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. Why the Teenage Girls of Europe Are Joining ISIS.
Teenage girls are the West’s center of gravity: Virtually all of Western pop culture, the key to our soft power, is tailored to the tastes of teenage girls.
Through the wonders of information technology, the mobile phone mass-produced the mores and habits of phone-mad teenage girls locked in their bedrooms. Indeed, Western civilization is a success largely insofar as it has made the world a safe place for teenage girls—to go to school, get a job, and decide who and when to marry, or if they want to marry. When teenage girls turn away from One Direction and embrace ISIS, it means the West is losing. A Washington Institute for Near East Policy poll last week showed that the Islamic State has more support in Europe than it does in the Middle East. The poll reported that only 3 percent of Egyptians, 5 percent of Saudis, and under 1 percent of Lebanese “expressed a positive opinion of the IS.”
Toys Are More Divided by Gender Now Than They Were 50 Years Ago. When it comes to buying gifts for children, everything is color-coded: Rigid boundaries segregate brawny blue action figures from pretty pink princesses, and most assume that this is how it’s always been.
Bucking global trend, Taiwan bookstore Eslite thrives. While some people are slowly walking home through the neon-lit streets, or getting ready to hit the club scene, others are on their way to a more unusual nocturnal hangout -- a bookstore.
The Eslite store in central Taipei opens 24 hours and has more night owl visitors than most Western bookstores could dream of during their daytime hours. Here, young and old sit side-by-side on small steps or around reading tables, deeply engrossed in literary worlds. Others stand and some sit on the floor, all reading in hushed silence as soft classical music seeps out from the speakers. Neoliberalism has brought out the worst in us.
We tend to perceive our identities as stable and largely separate from outside forces.
But over decades of research and therapeutic practice, I have become convinced that economic change is having a profound effect not only on our values but also on our personalities. Thirty years of neoliberalism, free-market forces and privatisation have taken their toll, as relentless pressure to achieve has become normative. If you’re reading this sceptically, I put this simple statement to you: meritocratic neoliberalism favours certain personality traits and penalises others. There are certain ideal characteristics needed to make a career today. Why sexy girl pictures online are more harmful than lads' mags. I’ve seen pics of some girlfriends on Facebook and Twitter wearing less than I’ve seen them sport in real life.
What is the Monkeysphere? Making the Choice Between Money and Meaning - Umair Haque. Remind me: why is an average investment banker worth, say, a hundred times as much as an average teacher?
And why does a top hedge fund manager “earn” enough to pay for thousands of teachers? Is there a trade-off between meaning and money? Secret Fears of the Super-Rich - Graeme Wood. The October 2008 issue of SuperYacht World confirmed it: money cannot buy happiness.
Page 38 of “the international magazine for superyachts of distinction”—if you have to ask what it takes for a yacht to qualify as “super,” you can’t afford to be in the showroom—presented the Martha Ann, a 230-foot, $125 million boat boasting a crew of 20, a master bedroom the size of my house, and an interior gaudy enough to make Saddam Hussein blush. The feature story on the Martha Ann was published just as the S&P 500 suffered its worst week since 1933, shedding $1.4 trillion over the course of the week, or about 2,240 Martha Anns every day.