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1. Kyria Abrahams lays out a theory on the funny gap between men and women comics. Women talk about themselves and men talk about the world. Funny how this is generally consistent with other forms of social interaction.
2. Jailhouse culture. I enjoy the subject matter and the general argument, but the author gets wrong the part about the origination of “sagging” in prisons. Sagging didn’t come about as a way to signal homosexuality. When you think about it, this urban myth doesn’t really make much sense anyway. In a prison setting, it wouldn’t take too long to learn which of the inmates are “down”. Sagging and the walk that accompanies sagging which have spread into larger urban society came about because inmates weren’t given belts to hold up their oversized pants.
3. A recent Supreme Court decision may apply to online dating. The Court essentially protects individuals’ right to lie. The piece touches on some of the Evo Psych-type of arguments laid out be jurists in the past. I’ve read speculation in the Manosphere that a man lying in order to procure sex from a woman could lead to a rape charge. This ruling is a defense against that.
4. Matt Ridley on the Minnesota Twin Studies.
5. From Jezebel on the “Keep Her on the Field” initiative launched by the Women’s Sports Foundation:
In fact, according to the Women’s Sports Foundation, girls, by age 14, are dropping out of sports at twice the rate that boys do despite that from age 6-9, both genders demonstrate the same level of interest in athletics.
Puberty, idiots. Chicks prefer to play a different field at this age and succeeding on the court or on the pitch does nothing to help their case. Few if any boys are attracted to female athletes because they succeed on the field. Contrast that with the huge following of the star quarterback. All of this provides some sort of motivation, and the participation gap is largely rooted in these biologically innate tendencies.
Also, women’s sports are disproportionately played by lesbians. That should enter the discussion as well.
6. Rod Dreher on warehousing children. I’ve always felt that this analysis is correct. School shootings are partially a function of this. You’re throwing a large amount of hormonal chaos into one school. This is a novel idea, and we should not be surprised or shocked when horrible things come from it.