Let It Be (But Don't Let It Go, Because I Can't Hear That Again)

Recently, a friend asked me for some parenting advice (RAISE YOUR STANDARDS, PEOPLE) in regards to her young son, who will be attending a family wedding soon and wants to wear something "pretty and sparkly like his sisters." She knows my 6-year-old son is forever in a dress of some variety at my house, despite a… » 4/14/14 10:30am 4/14/14 10:30am

WSJ Opinion: Gender Wage Gap Is a "Myth"

A WSJ opinion piece published on the eve of Equal Pay Day takes issue with the President's State of the Union remarks regarding the pay disparity between women and men, specifically aiming at the oft quoted 77 cents on the dollar statistic. The authors proceed to drill down into Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers in… » 4/08/14 10:53pm 4/08/14 10:53pm

Women do better on math tests when they fake their names

There's a pernicious myth that says women aren't as good at math as men. And disturbingly, reminding women of this stereotype just before they write a math test will have a detrimental affect on their performance. So what would happen if a woman could pretend to be someone else while writing the test? » 7/04/13 8:37pm 7/04/13 8:37pm

A girl must give a man a name...

My whole life, my grandfather had had a couple of bad jokes in his comedy arsenal, often about growing up Italian in New Jersey. “I grew up in a rough neighborhood. Kids were named Spike, Killer, Butch… and those were the girls!” (Fortunately, he has a very successful job as a lawyer that generally keeps him away… » 4/09/13 12:47pm 4/09/13 12:47pm