Emma Cook Harris

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Christian fundamentalist schools teaching girls they must obey men

Christian fundamentalist schools are teaching children creationism is fact, that gay people are “unnatural” and that girls must submit to men, …

Haywards gallery's invisible show: 'the best exhibition you'll never see'

There will be the piece of paper that an artist stared at for 1,000 hours over a period of five years, as well as evidence of the movie that was shot without film in the camera. "It is not a joke," stressed the Hayward Gallery's director, Ralph Rugoff, as he announced details of a summer show …

A pair of glasses were left on the floor at a museum and everyone mistook it for art

Several visitors to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this week were fooled into thinking a pair of glasses set on the floor by a 17-year-old …

The McGurk Effect (Or, Brains are Weird)

The McGurk effect is mind-blowing. It involves showing a person's lips making the shape of one sound—like "bah"—while the audio is actually the …

A Growing Debate Over Whether Naturopaths Should Treat Children After Death of Toddler in Canada

Trial is still underway for the Canadian couple accused of allowing their toddler son to die of meningitis after they treated him with herbs instead …

Naturopathic Medicine

Kids Point Out Dark Side Of Fashion Ads That We've All Been Ignoring

Well, this is eye opening.<p>"She seems to have an illness." "Maybe she's drunk." "Maybe she took some pills with drugs or stuff like that."<p>Those are not the feelings typically expressed by adults when they see a fashion campaign. But get a group of kids together, and the not-so-pleasant truth comes …

Stop Selling My Body: #WomenNotObjects

Since 2014, Madonna Badger of the ad agency Badger & Winters has been fighting for women with the campaign Women Not Objects. With a mission to end …

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Office Hilariously Trolls Pen Company After Receiving 'For Her' Samples

A UK company’s funny post mocking BIC “For Her” Pens is going viral<p>Remember when BIC introduced their pens “For Her” a few years ago? They came in …

Inventions

The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals

BEING bilingual has some obvious advantages. Learning more than one language enables new conversations and new experiences. But in recent years, psychology researchers have demonstrated some less obvious advantages of bilingualism, too. For instance, bilingual children may enjoy certain cognitive …

Fathers and Childless Women in Academia Are 3x More Likely to Get Tenure Than Women With Kids

If you are a man, having children will likely improve your career prospects; if you are a woman, having children will almost certainly hurt them. …

Summer Reading: Our Favourites From 2015

“Each year around 50,000 people die in New York, and each year the mortality rate seems to graze a new low, with people living healthier and longer. …

Mass Shootings

20 Young Writers Of Color Share Their Favorite Poems

"The vulnerability and realness I've witnessed within the poetry world is unlike any other medium in my mind."<p>In December, The New York Times invited noted writers, actors and public figures to share their favorite poems, reaching out to people like Ta-Nehisi Coates, Elena Ferrante Tavi Gevinson, …

Literature

Anya to Zombies: An Alphabet of 26 Graphic Novels by Women

For people who care about women in comics, 2016 opened with a snub: The prestigious Angoulême International Comics Festival included no female comics …

Face to Face with Carl Jung: ‘Man Cannot Stand a Meaningless Life’ (1959)

Carl Gustav Jung, founder of analytic psychology and explorer of the collective unconscious, was born on July 26, 1875 in the village of Kesswil, in …

Jim’ll Paint It: No, really, Jim’ll paint ANYTHING you ask of him, no matter how weird it is!

Please paint me the T-Rex attack scene from Jurassic Park, but the T-Rex is the band T-Rex.<p>I mean… how good is that? Yes, <i>please.</i><p>Admittedly I’m <i>way …

Introductory Essay: “The Other” and “Othering”

by Sara Rismyhr Engelund<p>The concept of “the Other” is a complex one, and it is hard to pinpoint exactly what it means. Does it have any meaning at …

The Other and Othering - A short introduction

Othering is the process of casting a group, an individual or an object into the role of the ‘other’ and establishing one’s own iden...

What is Otherness?

This page provides a sociological definition of otherness and how it works in societies. I will also include examples and resources for people …

Sociology

Othering 101: What Is “Othering”?

By “othering”, we mean any action by which an individual or group becomes mentally classified in somebody’s mind as “not one of us”. Rather than …

Why we need satire when times are tough

Satire isn’t just entertainment, according to the authors of a new book. It’s a vital function of democratic society and a way to broach taboo …

America in the 1920's

America in the 1920’s<p>The powerful economic might of America from 1920 to October 1929 is frequently overlooked or simply shadowed by the more …

Automotive Industry

Three-person embryos: how the mitochondrial donation battle was won

Prof Doug Turnbull successfully communicated difficult and controversial research with scientific accuracy, but in simple terms. His triumph shows why public engagement is crucial to science<p>If you have been following the debate about whether to allow the new IVF technique of mitochondrial donation, …

Genetics

The Artist Behind The 'Sexist' Newsweek Cover Speaks: 'I Wanted to Depict the Harassment That Women Suffer'

On Friday I interviewed Edel Rodriguez, the artist behind the Newsweek cover that has people tweeting in shock and exclaiming their outrage on the nation's morning shows. As the cofounder of PowerToFly, the first platform that places women in tech positions they can do in offices or from home, I'm …

Why GM is the natural solution for future farming

Photograph: John Giles/PA<p>An environmental campaigner protests against Monsanto in a field near Rothwell in Lincs.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/28/1422450901973/319a68b5-cbf9-4811-86f7-ac77e43ed1c1-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: John Giles/PA<p>An environmental …

Scientists strike back at Church of England over DNA transfer trials

MPs’ vote this week is ‘last chance’ for UK to pioneer mitochondrial gene therapy, warns scientist<p>One of the most prominent supporters of a DNA technique designed to eradicate a range of inherited diseases has angrily condemned Church of England claims that MPs were being rushed into a vote to back …

Church of England

The Forgiveness Boost

Making amends with those who trespass against us yields a number of physical and mental benefits. Sometimes even victims of the worst crimes can find solace in letting go.<p>On New Year’s Eve in 1995, Frances McNeill, a 78-year-old woman who lived alone in Knoxville, Tennessee, went to bed early. …

Psychology