Tag Archives: Womanspace

Dr Isis gets outed. I get hits. Life goes on.

And so it came to pass that one Henry Gee, a Senior Editor of Nature, distinguished biologist and author of science fact AND fiction, recently outed one Dr Isis as being a Melissa L Bates via Twitter.  He actually also … Continue reading

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A REAL XX Superpower

Those who would have us all be the same would not like this one: it turns out that human females – that is, XX or XXY individuals, chromosomally speaking, to be PC – may be “tetrachromats”, or have four different … Continue reading

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The Story That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Folks: just because you have only recently heard about W****s***e, and are all newly offended for whatever righteous reasons you care to dream up, doesn’t mean I have to entertain your comments.  So don’t make any – because as of … Continue reading

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“Do girls naturally prefer dolls to trucks? Evidence from 2 primate studies Are gender roles in-born, or are they imprinted upon us? Science blogger Paul F. Norris went searching for answers in the scientific literature and came up with two incredible studies… one … Continue reading

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Impact of the absurd

Amazing thing: you can now measure the impact of blogs and other media on society, by means of assessing their mentions in social media.  I couldn’t resist, of course: during a talk by Cameron Neylon at UCT, in which he … Continue reading

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Solstice wishes

So it’s that time of the year again – when all right-thinking southrons celebrate the solstice by having lunch outside or next to the pool, and think fondly of all those poor folk who can’t go outside for long where … Continue reading

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Sexually dimorphic behaviour in human shopping

You know, I was perfectly happy to believe that anecdotes and rumours around the differential shopping habits of different human sexes had about as much foundation in fact as…as…(he casts around frantically for a non-offensive analogy)…oh, the myth that walking … Continue reading

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