Torn: The “Conflict of Modern Motherhood” is all about guilt

A review of the book “Torn: True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood”, edited by Samantha Parent Walravens (May, 2011).

TORN: True Stories from Amazing Women

Video trailer for upcoming book "Torn: True Stories of Kids, Career, and the Conflict of Modern Motherhood", edited by Samantha Parent Walravrens

Women are still bailing out of science: “choice” or discrimination?

According to a PNAS paper just out, there is no more discrimination against women in science, so we should just stop worrying about it and move on with our lives, already.

Universal health care reduces abortion rate?

Would the passage of the U.S. health reform bill without the Stupak Amendment affect the abortion rate? The available data is analyzed in order to make a prediction.

Estrogen and cancer

A better understanding how estrogen binds with estrogen receptors to promote cell proliferation will be one of the keys to understanding the mechanisms of any cancer-promoting or anti-cancer effects of phytoestrogens. We aren't there yet.

Breasts and Society

We live in a society completely obsessed with gender roles, while pretending not to be. This obvious contradiction is turning some innocent kids into collateral damage.

Does mastectomy equal selfectomy?

Why are we maintaining the assumption that women must continue to be defined by their physical characteristics? NIH inexplicably feels it's important to keep as many breasts around as possible, refusing to acknowledge that the maintenance of breasts can be an unnecessary burden for breast cancer survivors.

Adapt public education to individuals, not demographics

Those obsessed with imagined (and completely unsubstantiated) gender differences in learning are threatening our educational system by integrating blatant sexism into it.

It’s not about genetics

Review of the book "Who's Afraid of Marie Curie?: The Challenges Facing Women in Science and Technology."

Are transgenders a product of rigid societal norms?

Contrary to what most people seem to think, rigidly defined gender roles are the most likely reason for people to consider themselves "transgender."

Can we be honest about what is science?

Take with a grain of salt any book that claims any sort of scientific truth about human biology or evolution.

Parenthood is all about Me

If your struggle to have children is all about your own self-worth, perhaps it's time to reassess your priorities.

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