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Not all women: The targets of contemporary drag culture

Content Note: This posts discusses various forms of transmisogyny and TERFs Photo taken at the Napoli Pride Parade in 2010 On Tuesday, Lisa Wade posted a piece, asking some important questions about drag- Is it misogynistic? Should it be allowed in LGBT safe spaces? How can pride organizers enforce drag-free pride events, if such an idea […]

“Trainwreck” and taboo

I saw “Trainwreck” last night. The 7:00 p.m. showing at the 68th Street AMC was full. Maybe people had come just to get out of the apartment and yet avoid the beastly heat, but they enjoyed the movie.  Sometimes the laughter lasted long enough to cover up the next joke. The “Trainwreck” story is standard […]

Happy Birthday to James Baldwin

Art by Brandon Odums. Image borrowed from nola.com; thanks to @KhaledBeydoun for the link.

This Month in SocImages (July 2015)

SocImages News: Happy birthday, little blog!  You’re 8! A huge thanks to Jon Smadja for freshening up the site and made it mobile friendly! Dr. Nicole Boucher Spottke put together a set of discussion questions and activities to go along with some SocImages advice to new students. A great exercise in analyzing writing! Our coverage of the […]

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All attributed motivations are approximate. All crimes are alleged. All oppression is interconnected.   June 17, 2015: White American male with a weapon who believes in his own superiority kills in order to feel powerful. He kills nine black parishioners because black people are all the same to him and he needs to do what he needs to do […]

Illegal Immigration Does Not Increase Crime and May Reduce It

Killing at the hands of an illegal alien spurs furious debate about closing borders and deporting the undocumented. It is the year before a presidential election and candidates denounce undocumented immigrants as the conveyors of Mexican violence into our country. When Robert J. Sampson, Harvard sociologist and criminologist, wrote about this news, he was not […]

Are Drag Queens Doing Girlface?

Organizers of Free Pride Glasgow, a Scottish gay pride parade, have “banned” drag queens from the event, citing concerns that men dressing up like women is offensive to transwomen. The LGBTQ community is afire about this, citing the long tradition of drag performances in gay communities and the role drag queens have played in the Gay […]

Mass Shootings in the U.S.: What Makes So Many American Men Dangerous?

Following the recent mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17th, 2015 – a racially motivated act of domestic terrorism – President Barack Obama delivered a sobering address to the American people. With a heavy heart, President Obama spoke the day following the attack, stating: At some point we as a country will have to reckon with […]

Body Shapes, a Handy Guide

By Gemma Correll. Visit her tumblr or buy stuff here. Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Happy Birthday, Sociological Images!

Hoooo-ray! This (newly described by science) spider has 8 legs and it’s doing cartwheels to celebrate SocImages’ 8th birthday! This is our 5,530th post and still going strong. Thanks to all of you who discovered SocImages this year and those of you who’ve been hanging on since the beginning! Here are some highlights from the last […]

The Invisibility of Black Pain: Then and Now

“It is fair to say,” writes historian Heather Williams about the Antebellum period in America, “that most white people had been so acculturated to view black people as different from them that they… barely noticed the pain that theyShow More Summary

Trigger Warnings, the Big Picture: Changing Our Culture of Social Control

Recently there’s been heightened attention to calling out microaggressions and giving trigger warnings. I recently speculated that the loudest voices making these demands come from people in categories that have gained in power but are...Show More Summary

Between Free Speech and Bureaucracy: A Way Forward for Reddit

Reddit’s co-founder Steve Huffman, who is currently taking over CEO responsibilities in the wake of Ellen Pao’s resignation, has started doing these Fireside AMAs where he makes some sort of edict and all of the reddit users react and ask clarifying questions. Just today he made an interesting statement about the future of “free speech” […]

A Sociology of the Reddit Revolt

For many Reddit users, these are dark times indeed. With the banning of r/fatpeoplehate and other subreddits that did not curtail harassment and vote brigading, followed more recently by the sudden dismissal of Reddit employees including Victoria Taylor, many users are criticizing the increase in top-down administrative decisions made under the leadership of interim CEO […]

Why People Become Sociologists…

…according to Charles Shultz: Found at sociologist Larry Stern’s “Who are these people that become sociologists?“ Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Less than 1% of Women Regret Their Decision to Have an Abortion

A new article reports the findings from a longitudinal study that followed 667 women who had early- and later-term abortions for three years after their procedure. Dr. Corinne Rocca and her colleagues asked women if they felt that the abortion was the “right decision” at one week and approximately every six months thereafter. This is your image of […]

U.S. Wildfires: What Is a “Natural” Disaster?

Flashback Friday. The AP has an interesting website about wildfires from 2002 to 2006. Each year, most wildfires occurred west of the Continental Divide: Many of these areas are forested. Others are desert or shortgrass prairie: There are a lot of reasons for wildfires–climate and ecology, periodic droughts, humans. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service […]

There are 22 Million Angry, Impulsive Americans with Guns

While it seems that much of the discourse around curbing gun violence focuses on the need to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill, these two issues — gun violence and mental illness — “intersect only at their edges.” These are the words of Jeffrey Swanson and his colleagues in their new article examining […]

Happy Birthday, Jacques Derrida!

Jacques Derrida (1930–2004) was born in French Algeria and became one of the most well known 20th century philosophers. His approach was distinct from the various philosophical movements popular among other French intellectuals of the time. Show More Summary

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