Communicating Sociology

Day: 25 July 2020

Understanding The Covid-19 Pandemic Through Sociological Lenses

Citizens worldwide are experiencing a biological event like no other. Termed Covid-19, this coronavirus claimed over ten million lives worldwide. Well before the World Health Organisation classed Covid-19 as a pandemic, scientists were already racing to triangulate its symptoms and determine its transmissibility (World Health Organization, 2020). Today, science and technology equip biologists and virologists in tackling a seemingly invisible foe able to bring potentially deleterious and unforeseen consequences to human beings and societies.

To complicate things, nations also contend with social issues such as unrest, genocide, eroding freedoms, and uncooperative citizens refusing to wear masks. Governments can exercise their authority in quelling social issues. However, the world must turn to science in tackling a virological entity.

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Susan Pinker: The Gender Gap

As I get ready to study gender issues this term, psychologist Susan Pinker is on hand to inform us that males are fragile. If the slides and data are any indication, men are on track to being extinct in some far future.

Susan Pinker paints a bleak picture of males.
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