"Studying statistics has made me very interested in gender issues, and the reason is simple. If you're a statistician, studying gender is like kicking a puppy down the stairs: an unfairly easy way to see something interesting. And, depending on the dataset and the cuteness of the puppy, very depressing. It’s hard not to get angry when you see the numbers scroll down your screen, laying out basic inequities in black and white"
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.