This week, I read an article by Epstein in the October issue of Discover, based on Guttentag & Secord's sex ratio theory (1970s), and how it relates to politics and social conservatism or liberalism. I'm also in the process of reading one of WEB DuBois' studies, wherein he discussed the greatly imbalanced sex ratio in Philadelphia at the turn of the century (approximately 2/3 of the adults were women) and how he was observing what he described as a tendency toward "relaxed morals" (liberalism) as a result (1896-1897). #Sociology#ScienceSunday
This is what I'm thinking about today. Maybe it's less important to dig in our heels and insist we're right than to consider that we might just be wrong, because being wrong feels JUST like being right. +TED
I work for two of the most intelligent people in the county who do their best to throw me curveballs as often as possible so I don't get bored.
Sociology, statistical analysis, AutoCAD, GIS, academic proofreading and citation verification, data organization, and the occasional website troubleshooting. I also make pretty amazing challah bread, raise chickens and tilapia with my husband, grow tasty tomatoes, crochet, and make a mean margarita.
Army brat who satisfies her wanderlust by locating the smartest brain to pick in any social situation.
I don't like to talk about politics, sex, or religion, but if you want to grab a cup of coffee and chat about sustainability and how, as humans, we should be excellent to each other, here I am.
I attended two dozen schools before graduating from high school. My senior year, I had fire and knives juggled around me on stage. After high school, I met and married the Babaloo, and we have 2.5 awesome kids. I graduated in 2013 with honors, with my MA in sociology.