Re: “Mr. Mom” is not so much Mr. Bedroom, study suggests
(Jan. 30, 2013): “The importance of gender has declined over time, but it continues to exert a strong influence over individual behaviors, including sexual frequency within marriage,” Kornrich said.” This is a lunatic statement from a scientist. If you want to know whether gender exerts a strong influence over sexual frequency in marriage you obviously have to include same-sex marriages in the study! Yet the article clearly states that only heterosexual test subjects were used. I can’t imagine why or, consequently, what the PIs understood “gender” to mean. Was this experiment designed by fundamentalists or creationists out to prove an ideological point? Please post a follow-up.
Mary Baine Campbell
Professor of English
Affiliate Faculty: Comparative Literature and
Women's and Gender Studies
P. O. Box 549110
Waltham, MA 02454-9110