New research suggests men's empathy for other men, rather than a lack of empathy for women, may be more important in explaining why they are more likely than women to side with an accused male WASHINGTON - You may have seen it among your own friends: a high-profile #MeToo case triggers responses that assign some or all the blame on a victim of sexual harassment, with men more likely than women to side with an accused male.New research published Sunday in the Psychology of Women Quarterly suggests it is men's empathy for other men, rather than their lack of empathy for women, that may be more important in explaining this effect."Men are accused of not being empathic enough -- I would say they are as empathic as women, they just might have a different focus," Renata Bongiorno, who led the research, at the University of Exeter told AFP.More encouragingly, the work also found "victim-blaming" among men fell when were they were asked to see a situation from a woman's … [Read more...] about Victim-blamers have empathy, but it’s mostly for perpetrators
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Lizzy Ran is happy with her life. The 29-year-old unmarried doctor from central Hubei province earns a decent income and spends her free time with friends or surfing the internet at home. But her mother is worried for her. “My mother is quite anxious for me – she believes getting married and having babies are things that a person must do in their life,” Ran said. “I don’t think so – marriage isn’t essential for me.” Ran said she believed marriage was determined by fate and she was not about to force the issue. “If I am lucky and I find my Mr Right, that is good. But if I’m not lucky enough to meet such a guy, it’s fine, and I will accept that,” she said. “I will definitely not force myself to find a man and marry him.” Ran’s thinking is typical among Chinese born after 1990. She is part of a generation who are in no rush to tie the knot in large part as a result of huge social and economic changes … [Read more...] about ‘I don’t’: why China’s millennials are saying no to marriage
MANILA, Philippines — Summer vacation is over and it’s once again time for school! For some kids, academic excellence comes naturally, while for others, it is a struggle. But for parents, providing the best for their kids is the most important for the school season. Here are some must-haves you can consider in your back-to-school checklist. Style options for kids Titled "Fashion Play," the event enabled kids to enjoy the day as the brand presented its new collection of childhood fashion staples. Believing that all kids are beautiful, SM Kids recently celebrated the fun and exciting details of childhood in SM Mall of Asia. Titled "Fashion Play," the event enabled kids to enjoy the day as the brand presented its new collection of childhood fashion staples, made exciting through vibrant colors and whimsical prints. The event also featured a grand fashion show featuring the brand's four key lines, each with their own fresh offerings every kid will look forward to … [Read more...] about LIST: Cool stuff for school
When I recently wrote a column titled “ History of China’s Invasions,” I was pleasantly surprised at the number of reactions I received from readers. I did not think that a column on history was going to elicit much response considering that the average readers do not seem interested in fields like history and geography. But my column tracing 2,000 years of Chinese history and the many countries – Korea, Vietnam, Burma, Tibet, Japan – that it invaded and occupied apparently sparked a lot of interest. This led me to ponder on the reasons why the field of humanities, especially history, seemed to have lost ground in recent decades. There was a time when a university education meant studies in the humanities and the classics. But that has now changed. There is the drumbeat of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The biggest culprit is the widespread belief that “soft skills” such as philosophy and history – do … [Read more...] about Education for the future
SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?