Female prisoners at Parchman sewing, c. 1930 
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A History of Women’s Prisons

While women's prisons historically emphasized the virtues of traditional femininity, the conditions of these prisons were abominable.

Pinterest and Hairspray: Marketing “girly” stuff to men

Marketing any product that's been branded as "feminine" to men has long been a tough task.
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Lingua Obscura: Young Women’s Language Patterns at the Forefront of Linguistic Change

Linguists observe that young women's language patterns invite negative reactions, comments, and suggestions to change.

‘Traditional Values’ Meet New Technology in the Home Schooling Movement

Michael W. Apple traces both the growth of home schooling and its related political activism to virtual communities made possible by the Internet.

The Demographics of U.S. Holiday Gift-giving

In a 1991 paper for the Journal of Consumer Research studied the effects of income, family size, and other demographic differences on gift-giving patterns.

What’s the Value of Single-Sex Schools?

Research on the effectiveness of single-sex schools has been mixed.
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Chess Grandmastery: Nature, Gender, and the Genius of Judit Polgár

László Polgár raised all three of his daughters to become chess prodigies.

Housework, Gender Roles, and Sex: It’s Complicated

Scholars examine gender roles, sex, and egalitarianism within marriage.
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The Public Wife: Is Maureen McDonnell to Blame for Her Husband’s Downfall?

Maureen McDonnell was found guilty, along with her husband, Gov. Bob McDonnell. What role do spouses have in political scandals?

Is That a “Read”? The Contentious Politics of Drag Performance

The reality television show RuPaul’s Drag Race, which recently completed its sixth season on the Logo television network, is far from running ...