Conceived and designed the experiments: SB. Performed the experiments: GC. Analyzed the data: SB GC. Sex differences in human social behaviors and abilities have long been a question of public and scientific interest.
Boy or girl? Actually, we DON'T want to know the sex because we don't care
Playboy, Brooke Shields and the fetishisation of young girls
As Hugh Hefner dies aged 91, we take a look back at a book by former playmate Holly Madison which dished the dirt on the catfights, the orgies, the Playmates and Hugh Hefner himself. Holly describes Hefner's bedroom: "Two huge television screens projecting graphic porn lit up the otherwise dark bedroom. In the middle, a very pale man was tending to his own business The girlfriends, in various stages of undress, were sitting in a semi-circle at the edge of the bed. The girls pretended to get frisky with each other but, concealed in the darkness, they were actually gossiping discreetly. Indeed, "if smartphones had been around then, I'm pretty sure they would have been texting or checking their Instagram when Hef wasn't looking.
Real life inside Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion
Vanessa LoBue does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Gender is generally thought of as a stable trait: we are born male or female and we stay that way as we grow from small children to adults. It turns out that for young children, initial concepts about gender are quite flexible. So, how do children come to understand gender?
Michelle Smith has previously received funding from the Australian Research Council. The passing of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner prompted both positive and negative eulogising. From one perspective, he was a revolutionary who helped to dismantle the long-standing secrecy and shame surrounding sexuality. And from another , he simply popularised the objectification of women for the gratification of men. Yet the fallout from the exploitative images did not significantly tarnish the Playboy name or Hugh Hefner.