WNBA2K21 has the most sexuality diversity of any videogame ever made
Testosterone levels and competitiveness peaked around ovulation in athletic women (Crewther & Cook, 2018).
Lesbians already have higher testosterone than straight women (Gartrell et al., 1977; Juster et al., 2016; Loraine, 1971; see also Emma Eklund et al., 2020). Eklund et al. (2017) & Bermon et al., (2018) found higher testosterone was associated with more lean muscle mass & explosiveness for female Olympians.
Contraception Decreases Testosterone
Lesbians are less likely to be taking any contraceptive method than straight women (Charlton et al., 2019) & OCs tend to decrease testosterone levels (Crewther et…
Black avatars don’t slay dragons, but they can have a 99 rating in NBA 2K & lead a heist in Grand Theft Auto Online
Staying safe during the Twindemic of Prejudice & COVID
Coronavirus emerged in 2019 & we had vaccines for it by the end of 2020. The Prejudice Virus emerged alongside Adam & Steve, remains highly contagious, and has proven immune to most sociopolitical policy level vaccines. Given the dual threat we’re facing, here are some suggestions to protect yourself & those you love.
The CDC, WHO, health psychologists & MDs at UCSD, & others recommend the following 7 safety measures:
One ~XY Man’s~ Life In a ~X▲O◼ Woman’s~ MMORPG World
I always play as a woman.
In Final Fantasy 14 (FFXIV) I’m her, and her name is #GamerGirl
In real life, I identify as a chromosomal XY male, my gender identity is masculine, and my pronouns are he/his/him.
In my virtual MMORPG life, I identify as a X▲O◼ Woman, my gender identity is feminine, and my pronouns are she/hers/her.
My reasons for #GenderSwapping differ significantly between online MMORPG & single-player games. Across several pieces, I discuss the benefits of playing as a woman in Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games…
Consortium piece of the 19 Reasons Why series & associated COVID articles
My 2nd Dose ≠ Post-COVID Life (Yet)
Reason 8: Women & Children First, Not Men & Children First
Ideas for updating the student data for Multiracial Inclusion
UCSD’s Mixed Student Union believe offering a “Multiracial” category should be part of the solution. In fact, in Spring 2021, we (along with my my independent study lab) successfully had the subject pool here in UCSD’s Psych department add a Multiracial option, a disaggregated option for Asian students (so now we have East Asian & South Asian Indian), & an option for Middle Eastern students who previously were left with choosing one of two incorrect answers (Other or White). The research subjects that select Multiracial are shown an additional webpage where…
Couples that decide to tie the untied shoestring are less likely to trip over the issue down the road & have a major fall leading them to break up
Long term lovers are walking in the same shoes. One is responsible for the 2 left strings & the other for the 2 right strings; meaning neither person can tie a shoe on their own. It requires both.
Couples that decide to tie the untied shoestring are less likely to trip over an issue down the road & have a major fall where they end up breaking something/ breaking up. …
Transcendent Avatar Customization — Why Spirituals are likely to increase as identity agency increases in other areas of life
Let me begin by saying that as a Catholic I’m discussing this from the space & positionalities of Christian Privilege. As such, I may edit/revise this document as I learn more and/or if any facepalm-esque errors in my discourse are brought to my attention.
We customize our avatars in videogames 🎮, our Bitmojis, we wear contacts that different from our natural eye color, we use emojis that don’t match our skin tone, we air brush/ photoshop/ use old photos/ use photos…
This is such a common excuse made by everyone from girlfriends and friends to other parents. Naturally, a woman is still to blame for a man being incompetent; never mind that we’re talking about adult men who could have learned household and communication skills by now. I regularly point out to my straight friends that if I’d pulled any of this ridiculousness when I …
Sarah McManus MSc
As I say in lecture, if you can learn to play Call of Duty on XBox, then there's no excuse for not learning how to change diapers, cook dinner, put dishes in the dishwasher, clean up after yourself, do laundry, etc If he can't, bruh is just lazy 💁🏻♀️
Lesbians have been the best friends I've ever had as a straight male; primarily because it completely removes any question of 'what are we'. Aside from interorientation friendships, the gender-neutral schooling in Sweden seems to be producing similar outcomes among heterosexual dyads. …
Christian Privilege = the higher baseline interpersonal trust & interactional affinity afforded via a socially assumed, symbolically signaled (crucifix pendant), or verbally verified Christian identity.
It’s the same as if I were to wear a Cowboys jersey to a bar in Dallas compared to a Packers jersey (Dez Bryant caught that pass in 2014). Being identified as a Cowboy will garner more positive social outcomes than being identified as one of those Packer fans. Or, god forbid, a New York giants fan.
How can I use my privilege in service to those of other religious backgrounds?
My Christian identity…
I'm passionate about making a tangible difference in the lives of others, & that's something I have the opportunity to do a professor & researcher.