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Archive for October 9, 2012

In Which I Try To Make Todd Krohn Mad

October 9, 2012 by and tagged

So the ASA posted this infographic in its Facebook feed: So, dear ASA, you disappoint me. Aren’t we, sociologists, supposed to exercise some skepticism and critical thinking regarding the labeling of individuals with mental illness? Aren’t we supposed to examine the social construction of these “objective” categorizations of symptoms into neat clinical diagnoses, with corresponding [...]

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The Patriarchy Continuum as Non-Stop War Against Women

October 9, 2012 by and tagged , ,

And the war against women can take many forms. In the US and UK, it focuses on reproductive rights and access to safe contraception and abortion. But it can take many other forms, along the patriarchy continuum. It can take the form of insults hurled at a Prime Minister (and she deals with it masterfully): [...]

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