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Separated at Birth

October 19, 2011


The story in ArtDaily caught my eye for a couple of reasons. First, there was the headline: Researchers at SMU-led Etruscan dig in Italy discover ancient depiction of childbirth – first of its kind ever found. Yet another  “first of its kind ever found”, I thought, sighing about the media (again). But then I took […]

Mothers, babies, and the origins of human society

January 10, 2011


I am used to reading media coverage of research and wincing about the unexamined gendered assumptions embedded in stories. So when I began browsing coverage of new research by Boston University’s Jeremy DeSilva, I braced myself. But guess what? somehow, at least the first reporting has managed to avoid cliche and stereotype. DeSilva developed a […]