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Total Inequality

Researchers know that it’s expensive to be poor. But they are only beginning to understand the sum of the financial, psychological, and cultural disadvantages that come with poverty.<p>Two years ago this month, Thomas Piketty published his massive tome on inequality, <i>Capital in the 21st Century</i>. …

Income Inequality

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

American socialist: Bernie Sanders' long shot presidential campaign gains steam

Hillary Clinton's path to the nomination is uncontested no longer. Senator Bernie Sanders is drawing huge crowds and gaining in the polls. But can a …

Middle-class

#FeministFutures unites Irish women on Twitter for equality

Twitter has been abuzz in Ireland with hundreds of Irish women (and men) taking to the micro-blogging site to offer their support and ideas for what …

Women’s armpits in China – a battleground for equality

Last updated on October 21st, 2015 at 05:49 pm<p>Li Tingting<p>"Girls are often anxious about their armpit hair as if it's a sign of being dirty or …

The new Gamergate: Angry white men are trying to shut down diverse comics

Female Thor and Muslim Ms. Marvel are saving the comic book industry, and the misogynist trolls are pissed<p>Right-wing parasites, misogynist Men’s Rights activists, and opportunistic grifters who so desperately latched onto Gamergate are on the prowl again. As the culture war within the video game …

Comics