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Brain studies find that concern for justice and equality is linked to logic, not emotion.
By Lisa Wade, PhD
A new study finds that people with high “justice sensitivity” are using logic, not emotions.  Subjects were put in a fMRI machine, one that measures ongoing brain activity and shown videos of people acting kindly or cruelly toward a homeless person.
Some respondents reacted more strongly than others — hence the high versus low justice sensitivity — and an analysis of the high sensitivity individuals’ brain activity showed that they were processing the images in the parts of the brain where logic and rationality live.   “Individuals who are sensitive to justice and fairness do not seem to be emotionally driven,” explained one of the scientists, “Rather, they are cognitively driven.”
Activists aren’t angry, they reasonably object to unjust circumstances that they understand all too well.
Image borrowed from Jamie Keiles at Teenagerie, who is a high sensitivity individual.
Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

this is shit we already knew but now i have a citation 2 link 2 next time yr in an internet fight
go get ‘em kids!!!

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Brain studies find that concern for justice and equality is linked to logic, not emotion.

By Lisa Wade, PhD

A new study finds that people with high “justice sensitivity” are using logic, not emotions.  Subjects were put in a fMRI machine, one that measures ongoing brain activity and shown videos of people acting kindly or cruelly toward a homeless person.

Some respondents reacted more strongly than others — hence the high versus low justice sensitivity — and an analysis of the high sensitivity individuals’ brain activity showed that they were processing the images in the parts of the brain where logic and rationality live.   “Individuals who are sensitive to justice and fairness do not seem to be emotionally driven,” explained one of the scientists, “Rather, they are cognitively driven.”

Activists aren’t angry, they reasonably object to unjust circumstances that they understand all too well.

Image borrowed from Jamie Keiles at Teenagerie, who is a high sensitivity individual.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

this is shit we already knew but now i have a citation 2 link 2 next time yr in an internet fight

go get ‘em kids!!!

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huffingtonpost:

Are Nasty Comments Like These Keeping Women Out Of Science?

"It’s death by a thousand cuts. Every day you’re faced with some comment, some snide remark, some inability to get a name on a research paper. And with an accumulation of those experiences, women tend to walk with their feet."

Go here to read more infuriating stories about women in science. 

Every fucking day. Engineer here. Also I wrote copy for various enterprises and I can confirm the trick of picking the ONE female trainee, etc., to feed the illusion that there was no discrepancy or actual problem.

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Nope. Nope. Nope. I was even willing to let the Boheme thing slide, but if you call John Adams horseshit, you are the actual horseshit. That’s not just bad taste - it’s just absolutely rude.



Exactly. WHY ARE THERE NO DATABLE PEOPLE LEFT IN THE WORLD. I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to find non-misogynistic assholes. WHERE HAVE ALL THE DECENT PEOPLE GONE? 

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fizzylimon:

liederderp:

Nope. Nope. Nope. I was even willing to let the Boheme thing slide, but if you call John Adams horseshit, you are the actual horseshit. That’s not just bad taste - it’s just absolutely rude.

Exactly. WHY ARE THERE NO DATABLE PEOPLE LEFT IN THE WORLD. I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to find non-misogynistic assholes. WHERE HAVE ALL THE DECENT PEOPLE GONE? 

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Walking-stick Flute/Oboe, ca. 1750–57
Georg Henrich Scherer (German, 1703–1778)

- Materials: Narwhal-tusk ivory, gilded brass
- Other Notes: This combines a transverse flute and an oboe in the form of a walking stick. The upper part is the flute part and the lower is an oboe. To play the instrument as an oboe, a double reed must be inserted at the lower end and one key repositioned.

Source: NY-MetMA

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