I had a piece in The Federalist yesterday that may be of interest to Unskewed readers:
When news broke last week about a seemingly successful test of a new birth control possibility for men, there was no shortage of interest. What was in short supply, however, was the application of basic reason, understanding, and a sense of social realism not just about sex differences but also about the human person—male and female.
I gave coverage of this topic more than a week to own up to the utter lack of realistic chance of this particular type of male birth control pill ever being widely circulated. I even tried out the idea on my largely liberal undergraduate sociology class. Nobody thought it was realistic. Nobody, that is, except mainstream media and science news outlets.
I seldom write about pharmacological, or even physiological, processes concerning sex and sexuality. It’s the sociological side of that domain that interests me. But this story has gone so far off the rails that I’m jumping in.