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Sociological Images

Sociologist Lisa Wade and guests offer daily sociological commentary, with visuals, at Sociological Images (thesocietypages.org/socimages).
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“Gendered candy.”

“Gendered candy.”

Women who perform femininity are judged to be less suited to science than men.

Women who perform femininity are judged to be less suited to science than men.

Animal "inspiration porn": Implications for othering and accommodation - Sociological Images

Animal "inspiration porn": Implications for othering and accommodation - Sociological Images

Animal "inspiration porn": Implications for othering and accommodation - Sociological Images

Animal "inspiration porn": Implications for othering and accommodation - Sociological Images

People who link on social media to fake news sites aren’t necessarily being careless or undisciplined in their information gathering. They often tweet overlapping content from several different fake news sites, suggesting that they are obeying a hallmark of media literacy: seeking out multiple sources. You can see the dense network created by this use of multiple data sources in the upper left. They read real news, too, but they think it's fake.

People who link on social media to fake news sites aren’t necessarily being careless or undisciplined in their information gathering. They often tweet overlapping content from several different fake news sites, suggesting that they are obeying a hallmark of media literacy: seeking out multiple sources. You can see the dense network created by this use of multiple data sources in the upper left. They read real news, too, but they think it's fake.

Fake news sites do not share a political point of view. They are dominated by the far right, but they also include the far left, hate groups, nationalists, and Russian propaganda sites. They did strongly overlap in being anti-globalist, anti-science, and anti-mainstream media.

Fake news sites do not share a political point of view. They are dominated by the far right, but they also include the far left, hate groups, nationalists, and Russian propaganda sites. They did strongly overlap in being anti-globalist, anti-science, and anti-mainstream media.

Relative search popularity of "is my son" vs. "is my daughter gay?"

Relative search popularity of "is my son" vs. "is my daughter gay?"

Relative search popularity of "is my son" vs. "is my daughter gay?"

Relative search popularity of "is my son" vs. "is my daughter gay?"