Quickies: Aggressive men, anti-vaxxers, mascara, and sanitary pads
- If he’s sexually aggressive in bars, it’s not because he’s drunk – “Young women are often the targets of aggression when they’re out in bars, but the problem isn’t that guys are too drunk to know better. Instead, men are preying on women who have had too much to drink.”
- Study: You can’t change antivaxxer’s minds – The study used four pro-vaccine messages, modeled on what the CDC uses. “Not a single one of the messages was successful when it came to increasing parents’ professed intent to vaccinate their children. And in several cases the messages actually backfired, either increasing the ill-founded belief that vaccines cause autism or even, in one case, apparently reducing parents’ intent to vaccinate.”
- Science says you should throw away your old, crusty mascara – 86% of the women in this study admitted to using expired mascara. Yep, sounds about right. Excuse me while I go toss all of mine.
- The Indian sanitary pad revolution – “A school dropout from a poor family in southern India has revolutionised menstrual health for rural women in developing countries by inventing a simple machine they can use to make cheap sanitary pads.” From Janina.