Quickies

Skepchick Quickies 8.8

  • Know your IX – A campaign to educate students about their Title IX rights. “Armed with information, sexual violence survivors will be able to advocate for themselves during their schools’ grievance proceedings and, if Title IX guarantees are not respected, file a complaint against their colleges with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.”
  • Deal done over HeLa cell line – The Lacks family will be allowing release of genomic data of the HeLa line on a case by case basis.
  • 4 things you probably didn’t know about crack, America’s most vilified drug – “As neuropsychiatrist and Columbia University researcher Dr. Carl Hart told AlterNet, the hype around crack has a lot more to do with political expedience — politicians cynically vilifying poor black people for electoral gain — than the drug’s actual potential for harm.”
  • A creator’s note on “gatekeepers” – If you try to police the nerdiness of others, you just hurt nerds everywhere.
  • If I drown this week, this is all going to seem very ironic – The Bloggess on children and god. From Vernon and miserlyoldman.

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

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