sociology in the news!

From the Washington Post blog [HT: rdstevens]:

“A very attractive woman — looked like she just got finished teaching a sociology class at Bryn Mawr College, if you know what I mean — she said, ‘Senator Biden . . . I came fully prepared to be unimpressed with you.’ I said, ‘Well, thank you very much.’ “Joe Biden , telling a Concord, N.H., audience about a young woman who challenged him for wearing a flag pin (as reported by the Concord Monitor’s Ethan Wilensky-Lanford).

Insight into what he means welcome. (Also, here are the people who actually teach sociology at Bryn Mawr.)

Author: jeremy

I am the Ethel and John Lindgren Professor of Sociology and a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.

7 thoughts on “sociology in the news!”

  1. While she didn’t teach Sociology, I think this is the stereotype (naturally beautiful, intelligent, yet lonely – likely because she’s too strong-willed – woman who then gracefully lives her life surrounded by other women) that casting agents thought Julia Roberts would play perfectly in Mona Lisa Smile.

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  2. I would’ve thought it meant she looked like a lesbian — especially with the “if you know what I mean” — but I don’t think that’s actually what Biden was going for.

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  3. I think Jess is right. Joe Biden’s attractive bluestocking fantasy. After the challenge he gives her the flag pin and she takes of her little roundy glasses and looks into his eyes.

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