Skepchick Quickies 11.14
On November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly began her 80-day trek around the world (inspired by the fictional book, of course). She was a pioneering journalist who was also known for infiltrating a women’s asylum in order to expose the barbaric methods inside.
- Venice Under Water – Beautiful photos of a flooded Venice. Also horrifying, because people should not be swimming in that muck.
- 22 fictional characters whose names you don’t know – Did this list leave off one of your favorite characters?
- In writing about death, all life is there – The experience of an Obituaries Page editor.
- Woman ‘denied a termination’ dies in hospital – A woman died because a hospital (in Ireland) refused to terminate her pregnancy. She was neither Irish nor Catholic, but the beating heart of her fetus was more important than her own, according to the medical “professionals” who treated her. From Bug.
- Anemone toxin may aid cancer fight – Don’t get too excited yet, though, because this hasn’t even been tested on animals yet. From Jack99.
- On Seeing a Sex Surrogate – A man confined to an iron lung explores his sexuality. (This is the same man who is behind the recent movie The Sessions.)
- What happens to women denied abortions? This is the first scientific study to find out. – Not shocking to those of us in the pro-choice movement. From Amy.
- The Full ‘Haunted Toaster’ Segment is Too Incredible to Be Believed – You need to see this for yourself. Satan Lives!