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You Can Do Anything: Must Every Kids' Movie Reinforce the Cult of Self-Esteem?

You Can Do Anything: Must Every Kids' Movie Reinforce the Cult of Self-Esteem? | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it
Encouraging kids is fine, but films like Planes and Turbo take their messages to an extreme. Parents should turn to 1969's A Boy Named Charlie Brown for a reality check.
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What Happened When My Son Wore A Pink Headband To Walmart

What Happened When My Son Wore A Pink Headband To Walmart | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it
A grown man who should know better decided it was OK to step in and "teach" my child what it is to be manly. He thought it was OK to judge my child because he was not adhering to HIS idea of what a little boy should be.
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Election Day was Historic

Election Day was Historic | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it

More women than ever have been elected to both the House and Senate. 


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US gun crime map: interactive

US gun crime map: interactive | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it
What do the latest US crime figures tell us about gun crime in America? Which states have the most firearms murders, robberies and assaults?

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Heather Ramsey's curator insight, February 5, 2013 12:48 PM

This goes along very well with our thematic mapping assignment (in fact, the data we use came from the same source). You can look at data in several different ways on the map, and it shows that the way we present data can change the message of a map.

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Women in parliament

Women in parliament | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it
ALMOST 20% of the world’s parliamentary seats are now occupied by women, up from 17.2% five years ago, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
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Swedish Toy Catalog Defies Gender Stereotypes

Swedish Toy Catalog Defies Gender Stereotypes | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it
Swedish toy company Top Toy has gone beyond a gender-neutral advertising campaign with their 2012 toy catalog .
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Do Americans need more holidays?

Do Americans need more holidays? | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it
The Global Public Square is where you can make sense of the world every day with insights and explanations from CNN's Fareed Zakaria, leading journalists at TIME and CNN, and other international thinkers.
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Adidas shoes targeted prison culture

Adidas shoes targeted prison culture | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it
Youre missing the point if you think Adidas shackle shoe is
about slavery.
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Gay rights in the US, state by state

Gay rights in the US, state by state | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it
Gay rights laws in America have evolved to allow — but in some cases ban — rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people on a range of issues, including marriage, hospital visitation, adoption, housing, employment and school bullying.

 

Not all states are the same culturally speaking, and consequently, not all states are the same politically the same as well.  What cultural traits shape the various regions of the United States?   Rhode Island is highlighted in this image, but follow the link to the interactive version which will allow you to select any given state. 


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The fair-minded need not apply

The fair-minded need not apply | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it
THIS week in the paper I'm writing about the commutation of Marcus Robinson's sentence from death to life without the possibility of parole.
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Shoot First, Ask Questions Later: The History of Florida's Stand Your Ground Law - News - GOOD

Shoot First, Ask Questions Later: The History of Florida's Stand Your Ground Law - News - GOOD | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it
The Trayvon Martin shooting prompted an unprecedented outcry against the law, but it's drawn questions since it was enacted.
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Teen Generation Comparison Graphs

Teen Generation Comparison Graphs | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it

Teen Generation Comparison Graphs - The ‘Those Kids Today…’ infographic compares the latest generation of teens with the teenagers of 1982. One can see with these comparisons th...

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Three National Publications Are Refusing To Write The Name Of Washington's Pro Football Team

Three National Publications Are Refusing To Write The Name Of Washington's Pro Football Team | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it
A handful of news outlets have stopped publishing the racially-charged Redskins team name.
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In History: Why little boys wore dresses

In History: Why little boys wore dresses | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it
“No, they didn’t!” The group of third-grade students exclaimed. “Yes, they did. Little boys used to w
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Palestine nationalizes Christmas

Palestine nationalizes Christmas | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it

The Palestinian government is using the Christmas season to recognize the birth of Palestine as a state.


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GIFT GIVING TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD - INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPHIC

GIFT GIVING TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD - INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPHIC | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it

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Carla Saunders's curator insight, December 21, 2012 5:30 AM

Little bit of Society and Culture via @openculture

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16 Ways The Toy Industry Is Stuck In The Stone Age

16 Ways The Toy Industry Is Stuck In The Stone Age | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it
Offerings for girls: pink kitchen-cleaning accessories and mini sewing machines. For boys: powerful telescopes and toy weapons.
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Nina Jablonski breaks the illusion of skin color | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Nina Jablonski says that differing skin colors are simply our bodies' adaptation to varied climates and levels of UV exposure. Charles Darwin disagreed with this theory, but she explains, that's because he did not have access to NASA.
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Women and children aren’t saved first

Women and children aren’t saved first | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it
It’s a myth that seamen give women and children priority when ships are sinking. Women have much less chance of surviving and children are even worse off.

So much for my Titanic notions. 


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A Girl and Her Room: Portraits of Teenage Girls’ Inner Worlds Through Their Bedroom Interiors

A Girl and Her Room: Portraits of Teenage Girls’ Inner Worlds Through Their Bedroom Interiors | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it

We’ve already seen the striking spectrum of where children sleep around the world and how a child’s bedroom both reflects and reinforces society’s gender norms. In A Girl and Her Room, photographer Rania Matar takes this direction of curiosity a step further and explores the inner lives of teenage girls through the interiors of their bedrooms.


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Teen moms: How poverty and inequality cause teens to have babies, not the other way around.

Teen moms: How poverty and inequality cause teens to have babies, not the other way around. | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it

Delivering the commencement address last weekend at the evangelical Liberty University, Mitt Romney naturally stuck primarily to “family values” and religious themes.


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Why Didn't Passengers Panic On The Titanic? : NPR

Why Didn't Passengers Panic On The Titanic? : NPR | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it
People behaved very differently on another ship that sunk around the same time. An economist thinks he knows why.
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Do 'Stand Your Ground' Laws Encourage Vigilantes? - Room for Debate

Do 'Stand Your Ground' Laws Encourage Vigilantes? - Room for Debate | Wahl Sociology | Scoop.it
Do Stand Your Ground laws provide too much criminal immunity when innocent people are shot by someone who feels threatened?
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