BY Olivia Harrison
on Jul 14, 2015
A recent study confirms what many feminists already knew to be true: hardly any women regret having an abortion. This conclusion comes after a three-year research period involving over 600 women of all social backgrounds, which showed that 95 percent of women who have had abortions do not regret the decision to terminate their pregnancies.
Researchers from the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine carried out the study, and it was published last week in the multidisciplinary academic journal PLOS ONE. Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on Jun 05, 2014
We all know how dangerous internalized misogyny can be. Patriarchal culture can often result in women doing and saying things that aren't very supportive of our fellow ladies. Like slut-shaming. Aside from being completely lame sauce, there is new evidence that this is not simply a gendered phenomenon.
According to a study published in the June issue of Social Psychology Quarterly, slut-shaming has less to do with sex and more to do with class. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 04, 2013
Over the past 20 years, psychologist David Lisak has been researching rape and sexual assault on college campuses. He's asked over 2,000 men questions like "Have you ever had sexual intercourse with someone, even though they did not want to, because they were too intoxicated [on alcohol or drugs] to resist your sexual advances?" His results? One in 16 men answered "yes" to some version of that question.
Lisak describes the "narcissism" of a rapist and how they are "very forthcoming" in talking about their offenses. Read More
BY Fatimah Hameed
on Oct 22, 2013
The lacktivism debate has been raging for years with advocates promoting health benefits of breast milk. Even the fact that the naturally produced breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert of human babies is being bought and sold in an ulterior Internet economy is nothing new, but a study released October 21st has health officials worried about the sanitation risks.
Published in the journal Pediatrics, the study examined 101 samples of breast milk bought online from two popular websites and discovered high bacterial levels in about 75% of them. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Oct 18, 2013
Ahhh...the sweet smell of awesome women: According to a new report compiled at the University of Montreal, lady doctors out-perform their male counterparts in every way. Yes, all of them.
The study observed the diabetes-related care provided by 870 physicians, with even numbers of male and female participants. The participants were scored on three different levels of diabetic care: prescribing eye exams, scheduling physicals, and prescribing a special mix of medications. In every category, men were outperformed by women. Read More
Ugh. After reading about the recent study “Birds of a Feather? Not When it Comes to Sexual Permissiveness” published by Cornell University, I felt like I stepped into that episode of Sex & the City when Carrie walks in on Samantha giving the World Wide Express guy a BJ and judges her.
In the study conducted by Cornell’s College of Human Ecology, 751 participants were surveyed about their sexual experience and relationships, and depending on the results, rated as either permissive or non-permissive based on their experience and number of partners. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Apr 23, 2013
Recent research has progressively shown that sex is a more emotional act for men than it is for women. Since men often communicate their feelings via action rather than speech, it makes sense that they take notice when sex diminishes in their relationships. Justin Lehmiller, a Harvard University social psychologist studying sexuality observes, "For some men, sex may be their primary way of communicating and expressing intimacy. [It] takes away their primary emotional outlet." In addition, there is a contributing biological factor when it comes to how men are affected by sex. Read More