Khonsu wrote:Besides that New Scientist article and a few BBC articles a year or so ago, I have seen no source updated to reflect new information, like any of the sex-ed websites that are touted as so amazing or intelligent or anything like that. I suppose it takes a while, but you'd think this would be splashed everywhere. :<
It was splashed in enough places for me to be aware of it via osmosis, if that counts for anything. That said, I probably picked it up from Dan Savage or altsexcolumn.com or somesuch.
Popular Misconception I Hate: People who don't speak well are stupid. Language is difficult for people with communication disorders, Deafness/Hard of Hearing, and have English as a second language. Why do people assume that because it's hard for someone to communicate in speech, that they're dumb? People often write very differently than they speak, myself included. >_>;
I'm guilty of this. It isn't always a misconception. My conscious
mind is aware that poor speech does not necessarily
imply poor cognition, especially in those who don't speak english natively. By the same token, my conscious mind is aware that the piece of something protruding above the water is not indicative of the size of the full object, especially when that object is an iceberg. That doesn't keep my unconscious mind from assuming that the person/object is dumb/tiny when I'm not consciously forcing it to think otherwise.