Tagged: pop science

Cinderella ate my daughter

Cinderella ate my daughter by

cinderella ate my daughterAfter a career writing about feminism and girls in culture Peggy Orenstein found herself the mother of a girl. And so brought face to face with the practicalities of what she had been theorising about, how to raise a girl to believe in herself and how to try
and avoid the madonna/whore dichotomy. And then her daughter entered her “Disney princess” phase.

Real Empathy

Real Empathy

New Scientist report that seeing pain has the same effect on muscles as feeling it. Volunteers were shown videos of a needle being inserted into someone’s hand or foot while electrodes on their skin measured the activity of muscles in their...

Pan-Am or Prince Charles – how do you smile?

Pan-Am or Prince Charles – how do you smile?

I read about this study a while back, and meant to blog about it but forgot, until Neil Gaiman brought it up on his blog. It is all about how the American smile is different to the British one. Course I’m...