Jess Thompson

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School Dress Codes: The Funny-Not-Funny Video You Have to See

Last year, when I wrote about how dress codes and, more importantly, their enforcement, many girls, and a few boys, wrote to me about their experiences and attempts to challenge discriminatory rules at their schools. One of the best responses I received however was this one, from Anna Russett.<p>My …

Masks: The Face Transplants of World War I

When maimed soldiers returned from the Western Front, sculptors worked to allow them to "be able to appear in public unnoticed" by re-creating their countenances.<p>One hundred years ago today, Britain declared war on Germany, thereby entering World War I. The day before, Germany had declared war on …

When The Media Treats White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black Victims

On the afternoon of Aug. 9, a police officer fatally shot an unarmed, black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri. Details remain in dispute. Eyewitnesses have said that Brown was compliant with police and was shot while he had his hands up. Police maintain that the 18-year-old had …

Dear White Folks: This Should Change the Way We Think About "Scary" Black People

Hint: It has to do with the pictures of them the media uses.<p>6.7K<p>SHARES<p>Whether it was the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, or now …

The Violence within Us | TED Radio Hour

The Violence Within Us<p>TED speakers uncover surprising realities about violence.<p>FROM THIS EPISODE<p>CREDITS<p>Host:<br>Guy Raz<p>More From TED Radio Hour<p>LATEST …

A (Straight, Male) History of Sex Dolls

Since ancient times, men have been getting it on with synthetic women. Is this just fancy masturbation, or something more troubling?<p>The story of Pygmalion goes like this: A sculptor carves a statue in the shape of a beautiful woman. It’s so beautiful that he falls in love with her, prays that she …

You’re 16. You’re a Pedophile. You Don’t Want to Hurt Anyone. What Do You Do Now?

There’s no helpline for pedophiles who want treatment before they act. So a teen with a terrible secret had to find his own way to save himself and …

Is walking overrated? - Sociological Images

A few days ago, Juliano Pinto kicked off the World Cup with a first kick. It was a media stunt designed to make us verklempt. Pinto is a paraplegic …

Girls on the Run: When Efforts to “Empower” Girls Go Wrong - Sociological Images

Every spring, my daughter receives an invitation to participate in a local Girls on the Run (GOTR) program. Every spring, I hesitate saying, …

A documentary film by Amit Virmani

<b>Synopsis</b><p>There are men who squirm at the mention of a woman’s period. And then there’s Muruganantham, a school dropout who realised that the majority …

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The Perceptions of Race That Hinge on Stress

A new study found that when resources were scarce, white people had different definitions of "black" and were less generous toward people with darker skin tones than toward people with lighter skin.<p>The Labor Department said on Friday that employers hired 217,000 workers last month, bringing the job …

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How Misunderstanding Disability Leads to Police Violence

Americans with disabilities are victims of violent crimes at nearly three times the rate of their peers.<p>On April 29, the Senate Judiciary Committee met to discuss law-enforcement responses to disabled Americans. The committee, chaired by democratic Senator Dick Durbin from Illinois, met against the …

Professor affirms effects of Indian mascots // The Observer

Stephanie Fryberg, a visiting professor of psychology at the University of Washington, presented her research Tuesday on the psychological effects of …

Shooting Unfairly Links Violence With Mental Illness — Again

With the Army's disclosure that Army Spc. Ivan Lopez was being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder before he went on a shooting rampage Wednesday, there were once again questions about whether the Army could have prevented the violence at Fort Hood.<p>Experts in mental health say (even as …

Inside A Psychopath's Brain: The Sentencing Debate

<i>Second in a three-part series</i><p>Kent Kiehl has studied hundreds of psychopaths. Kiehl is one of the world's leading investigators of psychopathy and a professor at the University of New Mexico. He says he can often see it in their eyes: There's an intensity in their stare, as if they're trying to pick …

Neurology

Can Your Genes Make You Murder?

<i>Last in a three-part series</i><p>When the police arrived at Bradley Waldroup's trailer home in the mountains of Tennessee, they found a war zone. There was blood on the walls, blood on the carpet, blood on the truck outside, even blood on the Bible that Waldroup had been reading before all hell broke …

Crime

What The Bechdel Test Is And Why Every Movie In Hollywood Needs To Pass It

Tales From the Millennials' Sexual Revolution

By the end of their dinner at a small Italian restaurant in New York’s West Village, Leah is getting antsy to part ways with her boyfriend Ryan, so …

Relationships

How Gender Affects the Behavior of Teen Drivers

"Riding in Cars With Boys," if you're a teen girl, is probably an unwise idea.<p>There’s a poignant Subaru commercial from a few years ago in which a dad appears to be cautioning his 5-year-old daughter as she buckles into the driver’s seat and prepares to hit the road. In the last few moments the …

Cochlear implant: simulation on speech and music

Why You Shouldn't Share Those Emotional 'Deaf Person Hears for the First Time' Videos

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>I admit it: I'm a total sucker for "inspirational" viral videos that pop up on Facebook and Twitter, …

We're not here for your inspiration

by STELLA YOUNG<p>I don’t know Scott Hamilton personally but that guy is really starting to burn my crumpets.<p>You’ve heard of him, I’m sure. He’s the one …