Dead Wild Roses: Capitalism – “Breaking” Cultural Norms (Ochobo) by Reinforcing Them.

From Sociological Images Micheal Lozano –   […] Japanese fast-food has found a way to bypass the cultural stigmas that impede their profits. One food chain noticed many women would not buy their biggest-sized burgers.  The culprit was ochobo, a Japanese custom that prevents women from opening their mouth widely in public.  Small mouths are ...

Dead Wild Roses: Gendered Cheese!

*sigh*  Like the gender binary needs more reinforcement… Thanks to Dr. Lisa Wade over at Sociological Images for the pic and commentary. “Dieting is for women. I mean we all know that dieting and women go together like peas and carrots.  We know this — collectively and together, even if we don’t agree that it ...

Dead Wild Roses: Microaggressions – The Shit White Girls say to Black Girls

I keep telling myself, “Arbourist, you need to post more stuff you write as opposed to other things gleaned from the net”.  The problem is that the net has a lot of awesome on it that does it better than I.  Consider Sociological Images.  They present a concept, concisely explain said concept and then reinforce ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Manly Origins of Cheerleading – Sociological Images

As usual Sociological Images is chock-full of interesting articles.  I was intrigued by the title of this post and decided to reproduce it in part here for the benefit of my readership.  While you are there, check out the article on how cheerleading outfits are shrinking over time. “You might be surprised to learn that ...