Wednesday, January 27, 2016
In this day and age, otherwise identical scrap books for use in primary school with gender stereotyped cover designs, found for sale in an Australian supermarket, with no gender-neutral version to be seen?
Looks like another disappointing example of New wave and old-fashioned sex segregation in everyday Australian life, and around the world
Friday, January 22, 2016
From earlier this month, another tragic case of mind drugs seriously harming people who don't have a lot wrong with them:
Trust me, I'm a doctor!
Monday, January 18, 2016
There's an interview with Darold Treffert in New Scientist, mostly behind a registration-wall. Says something about a new centre opened in his name, or something....
I was watching a report on TV about some bloke who was lost at sea and left treading water for days, who experienced many hallucinations before he was rescued, one of them the Virgin Mary. So does that mean that if that happened to me, as an atheist, I'd hallucinate the lovely Richard Dawkins?
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Brilliant summer reading:
Born to Be Conned.
December 5th 2015 New York Times
Why bullshit is no laughing matter.
Aeon. January 6th 2016
Five Reasons Why Gendered Products are a Problem.
December 31st 2015 Sociological Images
The Poor Side of Life.
Lumosity Ordered To Quit Claiming Their Games Make Users Smarter, Prevent Dementia.
January 5th 2016 Consumerist