Sociology Archive

Scientists say giant asteroid could hit earth next week, causing mass destruction

Scientists have discovered a massive asteroid that is on course to hit the Earth next week, and are scrambling to find a way to divert the object. The asteroid has been named 2016-FI and measures approximately 1 km across. If it strikes a populated

Why We Should Talk More Openly About Mental Health Issues

Over the past month, I talked with people affected by mental illnesses. Some of the things I heard I could relate to, others were completely new to me, and gave me an intriguing insight into different perceptions of reality. For some people I talked

The unspoken truth about catcalling

I cannot think of just ONE single moment in which I fell victim to catcalling or street harassment. Instead, I have plenty of such situations in mind which were all similar and therefore mingle in my memory. Sometimes it was ‘just’ an awkwardly long

“It wasn’t even real rape!” – Debunking Rape Myths

Sexual assault is one of the most under-reported crimes in the U.S. While the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey estimates an average of 293,066 victims of rape and sexual assault each year, the actual number of unreported cases is expected to

Sex offenses out of control in police departments, more than 1000 fired

In a yearlong investigation of sexual misconduct by U.S. law enforcement, The Associated Press uncovered that at least 1,000 officers lost their badges and certification in a six-year period for rape and other forms of sexual assault; sex crimes that included possession of child

Men and Women are Equal?

In 2015, women hold an increasing number of top leadership positions. The number of women in Congress is at an all-time high. They generally seem to have the same chances as men in all areas of society. So is there still any problem with

The remarkable change to poor kids when their parents get a little more money

When a group of researchers first started this long-term study 20 years ago in rural North Carolina, they didn’t expect to be presented with a sociological godsend. The original goal was simple: to observe the mental condition, performance, and health of 1,420 low-income children.

What makes a man a “real man”?

We are bombarded with hundreds of thousands of models attempting to define masculinity each day. Clearly, in the media there is a glorification of a small number of particular body types above all others. Also, the men that seem to be the “coolest” and

Understanding Trauma – Part II: Psychological After-Effects and PTSD

Possibly most of the readers of this text will have come across the term “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” (PTSD) with regard to veterans returning home from war zones and having problems with reintegration. Still many people don’t realize that PTSD is also a normal reaction

Understanding Trauma – Part I: What It Is And Its Effects On The Brain

Rape is a social reality. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) claims with reference to data researched by the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) that every 107 seconds, another American is sexually assaulted. Statistics from the CDC indicate