Suzanne Kahn offers a fascinating, thorough, and highly readable study of divorce in the history of 20th Century U.S. feminism.
Updating a series I started in 2013. Despite what people in my generation were told, it's not true that, "facts are useless in an emergency." Knowing basic facts is the key to detecting bullshit, which thrives in conditions of basic ignorance. In this post I suggest you and your students memorize a small number of…
The movement toward universal content warnings in college courses does not seem to have been justified by evidence of their effectiveness, especially in light of possible downsides.
How many times have you asked a friend, colleague, mentor, or random social media crowd how long it took to get reviews from a particular journal? Lets expand and deepen that circle a little.
Against a perception of normal modernity that is on some kind of track that we can try to get a handle on while we work around distractions like a pandemic, climate change, diverging and growing inequality, the centrifugal tendency of identities to be fragmenting, and policy incoherence.
Projections show 86.2% for White women, and 61.7% for Black women, eventually marrying for a cohort born and living through conditions prevailing in 2019.
Divorce odds are lowest for women who marry later, and for people who've been married a long time.
The parts that made it into the show, and the parts that didn't.
When you look at what has happened since the recession in 2008, the decline in birth was pretty dramatic, but it was all among women under age 35.
Amazon continued its assault on real people named Alexa in 2021, degraded the cultural value of the name through association with its robot servant product. The trend in girls given the name Alexa is very dramatic: I've been writing about the Alexa trend since 2018. You can see the previous posts here. I would also…