This new study reveals an interesting phenomenon – men are willing to help women in distress, as long as it does not challenge male hegemony. In particular, the study found that men were more likely to donate to a woman whose house had burned down than to a woman whose business had burned down. This, the researchers explain, is because men are engaging in ‘chivalrous sexism’, helping women in need as long as it does not risk their position of dominance in the business world. Read full article here
Why Do Modern Pop Songs Have So Many Credited Writers?
The music industry has changed dramatically over the last few decades – with the number of songwriters credited on number one hits more than doubling. This is due to a combination of factors, including money, the computer and a changing definition of what songwriting is. For example, if The Beatles’ classic “I Feel Fine” was released today, it would likely have four writers credited instead of two, due to the influence of producers, samples and interpolations. With the rise of lawsuits, artists now preemptively add songwriter credits to their songs, even if the similarities between their song and the source material are coincidental. It all goes to show that the music industry is becoming more complex and competitive. Read full article here