Oxford’s Director of Mansplaining: Girls Are Too Risk-Averse on Exams

Making gross generalizations is usually a recipe for disaster, and though you might think that the director of admissions at Oxford University might know better than to make some broad, sweeping pronouncement about how girls’ guts are way more indecisive than boys’ guts, you’d be wrong, prey to the very same sort of… » 8/18/13 4:30pm 8/18/13 4:30pm

Bianca Jagger to Speak on Oxford’s Shitty Sexual Assault Track Record

Bianca Jagger, persistent activist and former wife of Mick Jagger, will be using her opportunity as this year’s Longford Lecturer to speak out against Oxford University, one of the most venerated institutions of higher learning, for not taking its female students seriously when they make rape and sexual assault… » 6/02/13 12:30pm 6/02/13 12:30pm

Gang in Oxford Accused of Raping, Drugging, and Sex-Trafficking Girls as Young as 11

It took more than half an hour in a London court today to read out the 51 counts against the 9 Oxford men accused of crimes including rape, forcing a child into prostitution and trafficking and using an instrument to procure a miscarriage. The abuse took place over a period of nearly eight years, with the victims… » 1/15/13 6:40pm 1/15/13 6:40pm

Uuuuuugh, Stop Adding Garbage Words to the Dictionary

You know what? I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that I don't think dictionaries should keep inducting new words.* I think we have enough already. ABOLISH IT. Like, I know we all had a hearty wocka-wocka when Merriam-Webster added "aha moment" and "man cave" earlier this month, but do we really need that… » 8/24/12 3:50pm 8/24/12 3:50pm

Oxford University Changes Academic Dress Code for Transgender Students

Oxford University has changed one of its stodgier traditions so that now it's less arbitrarily stodgy than it was before — students taking exams or attending formal events will no longer have to wear ceremonial academic clothing that is specific to their gender. Men can now wear skirts and stockings, and women will… » 7/29/12 1:00pm 7/29/12 1:00pm

Want A Baby Boy? Eat A Burger For Breakfast

There's an old wives tale that eating bananas for breakfast will help women give birth to a boy, and a new study out of England claims that, to some extent, the tale is true: having a high potassium intake as well as a high sodium intake during conception can make women more likely to mother males. The research, which… » 4/23/08 9:30am 4/23/08 9:30am