“A temptation to eliminate:” Purity culture and other complementarian discourse in white male violence against women

Robert Aaron Long, a white man, aged 21, has been charged with murder over the killing of eight people at massage parlours in Atlanta, Georgia. Among the victims were six Asian women, prompting discussion about the intersectionality of Long's alleged crimes, the ways these horrific acts of terrorism reveal how Asian and other minority women … Continue reading “A temptation to eliminate:” Purity culture and other complementarian discourse in white male violence against women

Where is God? Spatial metaphor, spatial theography

Bodo Winter, Sarah Duffy and Jeannette Littlemore recently published a research paper in Metaphor and Symbol entitled "Power, Gender, and Individual Differences in Spatial Metaphor: The Role of Perceptual Stereotypes and Language Statistics." Their study investigates connections between vertical language (for example, “at the bottom of the social hierarchy” or “rising to the top") and … Continue reading Where is God? Spatial metaphor, spatial theography