Shawn Nee - Los Angeles
Danielle Sucher made a gender swapping chrome extension (Jailbreak the Patriarchy) which swaps ‘woman’ for ‘man’, ‘he’ for ‘she’, ‘his’ for ‘hers’, etc on any webpage to which it is applied.
Depending on the webpage in question, the results can be hilarious, thought-provoking, or totally irrelevant.
For instance, Jezebel tried the tool with an article on AskMen.com, with these fun results: “You hear this over and over again: Nice girls finish last. Men just don’t want a nice girl; they want the jerk, the bad girl. So you think to yourself, “I’ve got to learn how to be a complete player. I’ve got to learn how to put men down. I’ve got to learn how to not call him, how to make his want me. I’ve got to play games. I’ve got to create attraction that way — that’s what’s going to work.”
Noel Johnson and Mark Koyama (paper here)
We find that regions with higher taxes were less likely to try witches and that the rise of the fiscal state across much of France during the mid-seventeenth century can account for much of the subsequent decline in witch-trials. These results are robust across a range of different econometric specifications and our findings are supported by additional historical and qualitative evidence.