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Quickies: Why are women more religious, monarch butterflies, and healthy eating

Amanda

Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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  1. Interesting, on the “Why women are more religious” front. My impression, from being raised Catholic, was that religion was drilled into little girls’ heads a lot harder than little boys’.

    The goal, there, is obvious: religion is seen as a talisman against sexuality, and we all know it’s WAY more important to keep the girlfolk away from The Sex while the boyfolk can just just, haha, y’know, don’t get caught, teehee.

    That’s clearly the way it was when I was growing up.

    1. No, it goes beyond that. Of the “conversion junkies” I have met–find a new religion to convert to, preferably one with a lot of rules to follow, but the buzz wears off after awhile and they have to find a new religion to convert to–all have been women. One interesting case: a lackluster, semi-observant Jewish guy marries a gentile, and she not only converts to Judaism but dives into keeping a kosher home in a big way, dragging him along with her. The common element being that these women sought out a religion stricter than, and often in contradiction to, the one they were raised in.

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