- Menstrual Synchrony: Do Girls Who Go Together Flow Together?: Harriet Hall reviews the evidence that women who live together synchronise menstrual cycles, and finds it unconvincing.
- This Can’t Be Real: “Slavery The Game”:
A website has sprung up for a supposed new gaming developer called Javelin Reds Gaming. Their first title is the light-hearted (sarcasm) and family-friendly (dripping sarcasm) game entitled Slavery the Game.
- In Job Market, Social Contacts Help Men – Not Women:
men who had lots of specialized work experience were often recruited into a new job through their social contacts without having to look for a job. In fact, men with this kind of experience were 12 percent more likely to find a new job through informal recruitment than they were through a formal job search… Women, however, did not see this benefit.
- Meredith interviews writer Marlene Dotterer.. Time travel writing, and being a woman writing science fiction.
- Less Depression for Working Moms Who Expect That They ‘Can’t Do It All’:
Working moms have lower rates of depression than their stay-at-home counterparts, but buying into the supermom myth could put working mothers at greater risk for depression.
- Trusting the girls in the back room: Imagining a writer’s mind as officeworkers.
- I, Singularity…: Elizabeth Bear discusses and critiques (partly from a feminist perspective) the pressure for science fiction authors to address the technological singularity/transhumanism/post-body, and the problems with having an idea of required subject matter for real science fiction at all.
- World of Warcraft Player v Player gaming: unsurprisingly some people think it’s only for teh menz.
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