The fact that science both shapes and is shaped by culture, society, economics, politics has been established and reinforced for nearly a century, from L. Fleck in the ‘30s to Kuhn in the ‘60s…to ± everything serious historians have written about science since then. The social construction of science is as solid as biological evolution.… Read More Science, Scientism, and Steven Pinker – Genotopia | Opinion
In Hinduism a linga or lingam is a stone pillar or a carving which most observers say has a phallic shape. Some parochial scholars and Freudians associate this essentially Shaivite image with mere sexuality. The British missionary William Ward criticized the linga as a sign of a supposedly debauched Hindu religion.¹ For many Hindus, this… Read More The Hindu Linga – Sacred image of creativity
Global gender inequality will take a century to eradicate and the UK’s ranking has fallen six places. Source: The gender gap is on course to close…. in 99 years – BBC News Opinion: Googling with keywords >> are developing countries more sexist? << I didn’t find a current story on that exact topic but I… Read More The gender gap is on course to close…. in 99 years – BBC News | + Opinion
Birth race and gender can be thrown out the window as far as the UK Universities and Colleges Union is concerned. The fact that you can just declare yourself black, disabled or female is not sitting well with many of its members. Source: ‘Car crash waiting to happen’: Union of UK academics says you can… Read More ‘Car crash waiting to happen’: Union of UK academics says you can identify as any race & sex, gets slammed as ‘nonsensical’ — RT UK News | + Opinion
Lady Gaga calls herself Christian, slams Mike Pence as ‘worst’ Christian Source: Lady Gaga calls herself Christian, slams Mike Pence as ‘worst’ Christian + An interesting tension among perspectives.
by Ashley Austrew Boyfriend or girlfriend. Husband or wife. Significant other. Bae. There are a lot of different words one could use to describe the person with whom they’re in a romantic relationship. But, the one word that is most quickly redefining the way we talk about relationships is partner. Is First Partner the future? Jennifer… Read More Is It Time For All Couples To Use The Term “Partner”? – Dictionary.com
A study of graves from a 3000-year-old Persian civilization suggests the people buried there did not hold to the rigid gender binary that is only just starting… Source: Ancient Persians Recognized At Least Three Genders | IFLScience