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
The hidden costs placed upon women in conversations… with men
A quantitative analysis of Fishman’s (1983) findings reinforces her conclusion that women strategically increased men’s rate of response by transforming sentences that could be statements into questions & by changing their vocal inflection so that statements may sound like questions.
Do #bisexual women with men use these strategies more often than bisexual women with women to keep their bae engaged in conversation?
Do gay men use these strategies more often than lesbians?
For each of the following results, a plurality of respondents indicated that it was about equal for female…
Happy Reopening California
Request your CA Vaccine Record here: https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/
Obviously someone who became fully vaccinated in May shouldn’t be ahead of someone fully vaccinated in February in the line for their respective booster shots.
Moreover, getting a booster shot too soon would reduce the temporal efficacy of your vaccinations. For example, if you had 2 red bulls available to study for final exams, and each red bull lasts 5 hours before you feel the crash, it wouldn’t make much sense to drink them both at the same time. Doing so may extend the timeline another 1.5–2 hours (so 7…
Congrats Class of 2021 Graduates
First of all, congrats to all 2021 graduates on completing the most historically difficult academic year in modern history 🤠
Please enjoy this summer vacation — even if the respite for some is only until Summer Quarter starts in a few weeks.
For those going into adulting life, think back to the freshmen 15. As we discussed in Health PSYC 155, the freshman 15 exists because it’s the first time many are solely responsible for their own fitness. There is no PE class in college, and if you aren’t an NCAA athlete, or playing intramural…
GamerGirl vs. the N-Word was the most important comic strip
2020, June 11th & The N Word Post
A year ago today was quite possibly the most important day in the life of #GamerGirl, my virtual ‘comic strip’ character (utilized primarily via #FFXiV). Her focal mission since her birth in 2019 has been the dismantling of hegemonic patriarchal sexism, institutional cis-temic discrimination, & decolonizing the magic forest.
The N-Word post helped many people develop a greater understanding of what I was using GamerGirl for during the national, indeed worldwide, conversation on race in summer 2020.
I’m sure some fransss in…
Lesbians’ biological daughters are more likely to be lesbian than straight women’s biological daughters
Let me make this crystal clear from the start:
this research is NOT saying that having an LGBTQIA+ parent means they’ll be raised by their parents to be non-heterosexual. It’s simply saying that sexuality, like height, race, eye color, etc is an intergenerational attribute.
Lesbians are more likely to have LGBTQIA+ daughters than straight women, & more likely to…
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