Sex Ed

The Battle Over Sex Ed in Anaheim in the 1960s

The fear of communism seemed inextricably tied to protests over Anaheim's sex ed program in the 1960s. 

How Schools Can Better Protect Athletes Suffering From Concussions

An estimated 300,000 sports-related concussions occur in the U.S. annually. Here are some tips schools can use to minimize its impact on students. 
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Hillary Clinton and Feminism

Hilary Clinton’s political career has long drawn the attention of scholars and pundits alike.
Online Dating

Has Online Dating Resulted in More Successful Marriages?

In studying the demographics of online dating, researchers found that those who met online had a higher chance of staying together in their marriage. 
Why Bother with OK Cupid

Don’t Fall in Love on OkCupid

More than a decade into OkCupid's existence, sociologists are finding that its widely touted algorithm doesn’t actually help us find romance.
Mattel's new line of Barbie dolls. Photo courtesy of Mattel

Representative Barbies

A weekly deep dive into the scholarship around a current news story. This week: Barbie.
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This Side of Paradise: How Christian and Goth Men View Their Sexualities

Christian and Goth men both transgress typical notions of masculine sexuality, but how they go about it differ greatly. 
midlife crisis

The Midlife Crisis

Recent studies beg the question: Is the mid-life crisis universal or is it a phenomenon limited to a certain class and privilege level?
Hilaria Baldwin (R) interviews Josh Duggar and his daughter during their visit with "Extra" in Times Square on March 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)

The Duggars: Sexual Abuse in the Christian Homeschooling Movement

Former homeschoolers are speaking out about sexual abuse by the Duggars and other leaders in the Christian homeschooling movement.
Illustration of a homeless man.

Can Academics Help the Homeless?

Anthropologists have been studying the habits of the homeless to better understand and improve their condition and needs.