A recent study conducted by the allies at the Pew Research Center took up the question of what “society” (their word) values in women and in men. First, the bad news: respondents to the survey thought that “physical attractiveness” was most important for women, and “honesty/morality” (boring!) was most important for…
Who would have guessed that an industry like advertising would have a problem with sexism? Now that’s sarcasm, Donald Trump.
On Thursday, Facebook shared their growth in diversity for the last year. There hasn’t been much.
Kevin Quealy and Margot Sanger-Katz of the New York Times compiled data on gun death that shows the United States as the outlier it is, at least among developed countries. The article was originally published in 2015, but there has been cause for recent updates.
Maybe you heard about that study that showed men don’t want to date smart women. It certainly plays into our stereotypes of how men behave, and it got a lot of press as a result. But if you actually dig into the paper, you’ll find there are some serious problems with those results.
Print out this article and send it to your mom/dad/aunt (whoever raised you, really): New research suggests that millennials aren’t ever getting married and their loved ones need to get with the program and stop nagging them.
As a reminder that you'll probably die alone looking into a mirror, whoever makes up holidays has deemed March 20th National Proposal Day, leaving you with less than 24 hours to find someone, anyone to propose to you and validate your entire existence. Here are some fun facts about that proposal you're not getting!
Hint: It wasn't Superbowl Sunday.
Gwyneth Montenegro is the author of 10,000 Men and Counting a harrowing account of one woman's sexual escapades while she was working as an escort. Here at Jezebel, we are nothing if not committed to science, so we asked a statistician to run the numbers on how long that whole thing would take.
I haven't had any babies of my own, but everyone tells me that having two is exponentially harder than having one. Like, you've got one poop-covered screaming potato thing to deal with, and then all of a sudden YOU'VE GOT TWO. I missed the baby years with my stepdaughters, but even so, I've learned that when you have…
Recently a group of midwives published a paper about birth outcomes for home births, which seemed to indicate home birth is as safe as hospital birth. A skeptic blog got a statistics professor to analyze the paper, and came up with very different results. Check them both out!
This is frightening: Look at how many people, in each state in the United States, are opting not to vaccinate their kids.
Here's a little anecdote that shows how hard it is to get accurate data on risk. Just to keep things spicy, the "risk" involved is the likelihood of dying from a fatal heart attack during sex. It's more complicated than it seems.
Despite Geena Davis's simple, two-step process (so easy, a misogynistic producer can use!), women remain woefully underrepresented both behind and within the scenes of the movie and gaming industries.
Here for spreading far and wide is a graphical reminder of the important distinction between correlation and causation.
Breast cancer researchers in the UK have noticed a troubling trend recently, which is that more women under the age of 50 are being diagnosed with breast cancer. A record number of women under 50, actually — according to Cancer Research UK, 10,068 women under the age of 50 in the UK were diagnosed with the disease in…
If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I'm a big fan of RuPaul's Drag Race. The transformation, the glamour, the sheer eleganza extravanga is something my life needs to interrupt the monotony of grad school. I was able to catch up on nearly four seasons in a little less than a month, and I've been watching the…
The next time some dick is all, "...but what about all those false rape accusations?" show him this excellent (albeit very sad) graph from The Enliven Project, which used data from Department of Justice's National Crime Victimization Survey and FBI reports to show just how often rapes are reported (not often) and how…
Whenever a new fad takes over pop culture, social scientists take note. They host conferences, teach courses, and write popular pieces trying to tie the newest thing to their favorite area of research. Consider this post a humble attempt to take that trend to its epic, nerdtastic next level.
Conservatives may believe that this country is full of wanton teens running around getting knocked up for fun, but they will be pleased to know that is actually not the case, According to new data from the Guttmacher Institute, teen pregnancies are on the downswing. In 2008, the year the most recent data is from, 7…