Friday, April 29, 2005

Gender Studies

For a variety of reasons that I would estimate as 50% my fault and 50% not my fault, I am at a work standstill and yet still at work. So, I start reading Arts and Letters Daily, where I find this as the opening teaser:

Give little boys and little girls a choice of toy cars or dolls: is what they reach for dictated by culture? Okay, now try it with vervet monkeys... more»

Took me a good five minutes to understand that they meant giving monkeys dolls and toys, not giving little boys and girls vervet monkeys. I'm frankly a little disappointed.

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