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If men are obsolete, then women will soon be extinct — unless we rush down that ominous Brave New World path where women clone themselves by parthenogenesis, as famously do Komodo dragons, hammerhead sharks and pit vipers.

A peevish, grudging rancor against men has been one of the most unpalatable and unjust features of second- and third-wave feminism.

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Kurt Gray
University of Maryland
Joshua Knobe, Mark Sheskin, and Paul Bloom
Yale University
Lisa Feldman Barrett
Northeastern University and Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

According to models of objectification, viewing someone as a body induces de-mentalization, stripping
away their psychological traits. Here evidence is presented for an alternative account, where a body focus
does not diminish the attribution of all mental capacities but, instead, leads perceivers to infer a different
kind of mind. Drawing on the distinction in mind perception between agency and experience, it is found
that focusing on someone’s body reduces perceptions of agency (self-control and action) but increases
perceptions of experience (emotion and sensation). These effects were found when comparing targets
represented by both revealing versus nonrevealing pictures (Experiments 1, 3, and 4) or by simply
directing attention toward physical characteristics (Experiment 2). The effect of a body focus on mind
perception also influenced moral intuitions, with those represented as a body seen to be less morally
responsible (i.e., lesser moral agents) but more sensitive to harm (i.e., greater moral patients; Experiments
5 and 6). These effects suggest that a body focus does not cause objectification per se but, instead, leads
to a redistribution of perceived mind. Continue Reading…

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NEW YORK — When my mind gets stuck on everything that is wrong with feminism, it brings out the 19th century poet in me: Let me count the ways. Most of all, feminism is pretty much a nice girl who really, really wants so badly to be liked by everybody — ladies who lunch, men who hate women, all the morons who demand choice and don’t understand responsibility — that it has become the easy lay of social movements. I am going to smack the next idiot who tells me that raising her children full time — by which she really means going to Jivamukti classes and pedicure appointments while the nanny babysits — is her feminist choice. Who can possibly take feminism seriously when it allows everything, as long as women choose it? The whole point to begin with was that women were losing their minds pushing mops and strollers all day without a room or a salary of their own.

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למרות ההתקדמות במחקר על אובדנות בישראל, שאלות רבות נותרות פתוחות לגבי גורמי סיכון ולגבי גורמים מגנים בתת אוכלוסיות שונות
מאת: ד”ר אילה אורי, סנדרין בורשטיין, פרופ’ אלן אפטר

ספקטרום של התנהגות אובדנית נע בין מחשבות אובדניות דרך איומים אובדניים, נסיונות התאבדות “קלים”, נסיונות התאבדות “חמורים” והתאבדות המסתיימת במוות. הן נסיונות אובדניים והן התאבדויות המסתיימות במוות מהווים בעיות משמעותיות מבחינת בריאות הציבור הדורשות התערבות, טיפול ומניעה. התנהגויות אובדניות הן, לעתים קרובות, אם כי לא תמיד, האינדיקציה החמורה ביותר לתחלואה נפשית ולסבל ו-15 אחוז מבין אלה שניסו להתאבד הם בסיכון “להצליח” ולמות בהתאבדות1. לפיכך, גם כאשר אין אבידות בנפש, יש להתייחס להתנהגות אובדנית ולחקור אותה לעומקה….

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If men are obsolete, then women will soon be extinct—unless we rush down that ominous Brave New World path where females will clone themselves by parthenogenesis, as famously do Komodo dragons, hammerhead sharks, and pit vipers.

A peevish, grudging rancor against men has been one of the most unpalatable and unjust features of second- and third-wave feminism. Men’s faults, failings and foibles have been seized on and magnified into gruesome bills of indictment. Ideologue professors at our leading universities indoctrinate impressionable undergraduates with carelessly fact-free theories alleging that gender is an arbitrary, oppressive fiction with no basis in biology.

Read more: It’s a Man’s World, And It Always Will Be | TIME.com http://ideas.time.com/2013/12/16/its-a-mans-world-and-it-always-will-be/#ixzz2niTfcRDg