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What Life Is Like When Getting Your Period Means You Are Shunned

For Radha dinner is served at 7. She crouches down behind a shed, a good distance from her house, then waits. She knows what the menu will be: boiled …

Real Everyday Sexism

Aggregation sites have been making hay this week of a short French film called “Majorité Opprimée,” which translates to “Oppressed Majority.” The conceit is straightforward: the world is turned on its head so that women hold authority and privilege while men are harassed, controlled, and …

Dropbox's Hiring Practices Explain Its Disappointing​ Lack of Female Employees

"If someone came in right now and announced that the zombie apocalypse had just started outside, what would you do in the next hour? What is something that you're geeky about? What is a superpower you would give to your best friend?" These are the types of questions that you could be asked if you …

That Hit Song You Love Was a Total Fluke

When Princeton sociology professor Matthew Salganik was a doctoral student at Columbia, he got interested in blockbusters — specifically, he got curious about the role of social influence in determining the success of music, art, and books. He and his coauthors set up an ingenious experiment: they …

Viewpoint: Should charm be taught in schools?

<b>If "charm" helps people get on business and in their personal lives, is there a case for teaching it in school, asks Stephen Bayley.</b><p>Charm, as Albert Camus knew, is a way to get someone to say "yes" without having to ask a question. So it's surely something worth studying. Why not at school?<p>The very …

Viewpoint: Is macho culture causing young men to take their own lives?

<b>Three times as many men as women kill themselves. Is a culture of masculinity where men struggle to communicate their feelings partly to blame, asks Jonny Benjamin.</b><p>I can vividly recall the moment I decided I was going to take my own life. It was early on the Sunday evening of 13 January 2008. …

Pregnancy No Proof of Motherhood; Woman Was Her Own Twin-and the Twin Was the Mother of Her Children – Guardian Liberty Voice

Thanks to a rare medical condition, a Washington state woman found out that pregnancy was not enough to prove motherhood; DNA testing indicated that …

10 Youth Movements That Changed History

Teenagers didn't always exist. They had to be invented. As the cultural landscape around the world was thrown into turmoil during the industrial revolution, and with a chasm erupting between adults and youth, the concept of a new generation took shape. Whether in America, England, or Germany, …

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Guantánamo hunger-strikers endure 'water cure' torture, federal court hears

Hunger-striking Guantánamo detainees are being subjected to a form of torture known as the “water cure” that was widely used in the Spanish Inquisition, lawyers are claiming, in the first legal challenge to force-feeding at the military base brought before a US federal court.<p>The case was lodged on …

The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men (trailer)

In MEF's powerful new release, The Bro Code, filmmaker Thomas Keith takes aim at the forces in male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize …

Not Just A Game: Power, Politics & American Sports (trailer)

We've been told again and again that sports and politics don't mix, that games are just games and athletes should just "shut up and play." But …

20 Little Things ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Fans Know To Be True

By Aprille Eclarinal,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1foW28l<p>1. Nothing good ever happens after 2 AM. Usually, you make the most stupid decisions in …

8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

/ Aug 4, 2011<p>Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal …

8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today

Someone I know tells a story about a very senior academic giving a speech. Students shouldn't worry too much, she says, if their plans "go oar-y" after graduation. Confused glances are exchanged across the hall. Slowly the penny drops: the professor has been pronouncing "awry" wrong all through her …

The glass-ceiling index

AS IT is International Women’s Day on March 8th, The Economist has created a “glass-ceiling index”, to show where women have the best chances of …

Child Care

An online Magna Carta: Berners-Lee calls for bill of rights for web

The inventor of the world wide web believes an online "Magna Carta" is needed to protect and enshrine the independence of the medium he created and the rights of its users worldwide.<p>Sir Tim Berners-Lee told the Guardian the web had come under increasing attack from governments and corporate …

Miserable and useless

WHEN Isaias Afewerki, Eritrea’s president, introduced compulsory military service in 1995, he said it would be good for the emerging nation. …

Sexting, Shame and Suicide

On the last day of her life, Audrie Pott walked through a crucible of teenage torment. A curvaceous sophomore at Saratoga High School, dressed in the …

‘Don’t kill her!’ Children who witness domestic violence carry lifelong scars

By Theresa Vargas<p>Theresa Vargas<p>Local columnist who previously wrote for the local enterprise team about poverty, race and people with disabilities.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The boy hadn’t heard the 911 tape before. But on this day, as he sits at the dining room table in his family’s apartment, he tells his …