June 29th, 2007, 1 Comment »
Here’s a mini link round-up concerning gender-related stories:
- Via the new Digg + wiki site Thoof (how’s that pronounced? ‘thuf?’), I discovered the blog (and associated site) Expecting Executive. The company provides services for the pregnant businesswoman. That’s a clever and growing niche. There’s an idiosyncrasy in their blog URL–it’s http://blogspot.expectingexecutive.com/. You might need to look twice at that URL to spot the weirdness.
- A bunch of illuminating statistics about about sundry cultural and educational divides between boys and girls. The numbers on suicide and correctional facilities are particularly surprising.
- The Musuo people live in the Chinese provinces of Yunnan and Sichuan, close to the border with Tibet. They are a matrilineal society, and have a highly unusual tradition of marriage. Here, also, are some beautiful photos on Flickr.