Quickies: Harry Potter, Supreme Court algorithms, and Nicki Minaj’s butt
- Harry Potter helps battle bigotry – “In two different studies, young Italians took note of “the positive attitudes and behaviors of Harry Potter toward stigmatized fantastic groups,” and this fantasy-world interaction apparently influenced their real-world attitudes.”
- Algorithm predicts US Supreme Court decisions 70% of the time – “Supreme Court fantasy league to compete against computer model in upcoming term.” From Criticaldragon1177.
- Nicki Minaj’s butt and the politics of black women’s sexuality – “Whenever black women own their sense of sexuality and it appears to not be controlled by the hetero-male gaze, the whole world gets into a tizzy.” From Courtney.
- A reluctant defense of sunscreen for men – And here I was thinking that there was plenty of unisex sunscreen in the world for everybody to use. From Mary.