Marks of Devotion "Tis too much proved — that with devotion’s visage and pious action we do sugar o’er the devil himself." –Shakespeare, Hamlet A woman recently tattooed her “boyfriend’s” name on her face as a symbol of their “eternal devotion.” (To be fair, they’d met and been madly in love for a full … Continue reading Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve – Or Your Skin? Sociology of Style on How we Show Devotion Through Personal Adornment
A couple of days ago I received an email from the Department of African and African American Studies and The Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy at Duke University, inviting me to take a survey. The email content read: "We invite you to participate in an important survey about race, ancestry and genetics. Statements about … Continue reading The Race to Eliminate “Race” – How Will The Science of Genetics Affect the Social Construction and Consequences of “Race” As We Know It?
Yesterday, I read a pretty fascinating article in the new york times (the origin of the image above) called "Why Fathers Matter" ( http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/opinion/sunday/why-fathers-really-matter.html?pagewanted=all) that talked about how a father's lifestyle choices can affect the genetics of his offspring. I thought blogging about this would be a perfect follow-up to this weekend's POV on lesbian … Continue reading What’s So Important About Fathers?