Marina Adshade

Economist, Writer, and Speaker | Women, sex, love, and work

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Women Are Bringing Home the Bacon

When I was a kid, my sister and I liked to belt out the words to a popular jingle (with lots of hip swinging for emphasis): “I can bring home the bacon! Fry it up in a Pan! And Never, never, never let you forget you’re a man! ‘Cause I’m a woman!” At the time it, to us at least, it was an anthem for female power, which happens to be the current topic of the Big Think’s current series.

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Do Sexy Profs Get Derailed From the Tenure Track?

A recent article has me worried; apparently there is a penalty associated with being a “sexy” professor.*  Until now, all I had been worried about was that the mother of one of the students in my “Economics of Sex and Love” course would complain that I had taught her progeny how blowjobs are priced—I had no idea that my colleagues might discount my ability based on the fact that I am such a hottie. Well, to be honest, that isn’t such a problem for me.

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