Greta Thunberg is not a 'caricatural woman,' says Slavoj Žižek — her approach is 'brutal'

What image of femininity is subtly imposed on us in the war against toxic masculinity?

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  • Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic whose diverse body of work often emphasizes the role of ideology in culture and capitalism.
  • In a recent interview, Žižek described how the war against so-called toxic masculinity necessarily implies a certain image of femininity.
  • Žižek suggests we should be wary of accepting this image of femininity without closer examination.
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Why Simone de Beauvoir didn’t believe in being ‘a strong woman’

De Beauvoir finds that the ‘strong woman’ is actually just bound to housework

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In The Second Sex (1949), Simone de Beauvoir argued that women were at a disadvantage in a society where they grew up under 'a multiplicity of incompatible myths' about women.

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Exposing our hidden biases curbs their influence, new research suggests

Do you know the implicit biases you have? Here are some ways to find them out.

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  • A study finds that even becoming aware of your own implicit bias can help you overcome it.
  • We all have biases. Some of them are helpful — others not so much.
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There may be very easy way to predict the sex of sperm

A team of Japanese researchers comes across a remarkably simple trick.

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  • On average, ejaculate holds about a 50/50 mix of X and Y sperm.
  • In some cultures and countries, there are strong historical and contemporary preferences for males over females.
  • There are genes unique to X sperm that can be manipulated to make them swim more slowly than Y sperm.
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Over the last half century Western European countries have enjoyed a large increase in gender equality.

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