Sunday Link Encyclopedia and Self-Promotion
This is what happens to a university that places no value on research. Let this story serve as a warning to all of us.
Who but a housewife would throw a hissy fit about a child seeing a condom wrapper? Some people should really try to get a life because being scandalized by condom wrappers is kind of insane.
A small but important victory for a responsible academic. Let’s all follow her example and perform the same small feat next week.
Psychoanalysis leads to neurobiological changes in the depressed patients’ brains. (The link is in German.)
“Another layer of intrigue has been revealed in the saga of the downfall of conservative academic and rising Evangelical star Dinesh D’Souza, who resigned from his perch atop King’s College today after it was revealed that he had a fiancee while also having a wife. Right Wing Watchreports that his mistress/fiancée, Denise Odie Joseph II, was also married, and said in April that she was going to vote for Mitt Romney, “because [her] husband told her to.” We all have to be grateful to fundamentalist preachers of virtue for providing us with so much entertainment.
“Most complementarian evangelical Christian leaders use rape to control women. . . Complementarian leaders, despite their personal feelings about rape, need rape to exist and for it to be a serious threat.”
“Just like the existence of rape is convenient for complementarians and patriarchalists, even so the existence of homeless people is convenient for corporate America. What I mean is that encountering a homeless person can make someone like me, a grad student raising two children, feel wealthy beyond measure.”
“Christian culture isolates men and women, trains them to think and act differently, then presents this training as a marriage problem to be solved. Communication is hard, they say. Marriage is hard. After five years of a committed relationship, I can safely say this: it’s not hard. Not at all. It’s way easier!”