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I Had A Dream

Reader Jason commented on my post about compulsory smiling thusly: I just wanted to thank everyone for the comments here. They’ve been enlightening… to be honest I had never heard of anyone being ordered to smile outside of greeter/public relation jobs (chalk it up to youthful naivete, I suppose). With that in mind when I…

I was catching up on reading at Female Science Professor’s place and came across her post: Women Girls. FSP, as far as I can tell, seems to be saying that the young ones these days are all hip with the term “girl” for women even into their 30’s because…I don’t know why, it’s a peer…

Tiny Shiny Keys and Gendered Language

Yesterday I was listening to Morning Edition on NPR and caught this very intriguing segment, Shakespeare Had Roses All Wrong. Would you describe a bridge as fragile, elegant, beautiful, peaceful, slender, pretty? Or as strong, dangerous, long, sturdy, big, towering? Lera Boroditsky, an assistant psychology professor at Stanford University, found that it depends – for…

Rethinking The Shoe Thing

I’ve been thinking a lot lately, and it seems to me that I spend way too much time puking on other peoples’ shoes and not nearly enough time prancing about in my own fancy high heels. So this past weekend I did some shopping. Here’s one result: Let me tell you, Mr. Zuska is happy…