Quickies: Falling for Fake Science, Trans Veterans’ Support Group, and Roe v. Wade and the Right to Privacy
- Why We Fall For Fake Science – “The retraction of a Science paper claiming a 20-minute talk with a gay canvasser can change views on gay marriage may not quash the theory. The reason? We trust bogus science.”
- Pinning Down One Scientist’s Legacy – “Such a talented thinker should not be boxed in. It is high time to move beyond the box and recognize Schrödinger’s valuable legacy.”
- I Recreated Disney Princess Hairstyles With Senegalese Twists, Because Girls With Braids Can Have Some Fairytale Fun Too – I love this! From Radium.
- A Nice Afternoon With The Women Of New Orleans’ Trans Veterans Support Group – “Though transgender people are still barred from openly serving in the military, a small but increasingly visible population of veterans are demanding health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs — and getting it.”
- Controversy Follows As Activists Cross North-South Korean Border – “The much-publicized peace walk across the inter-Korean border was really a bus ride. South Korean immigration officials insisted that a group of 30 international women, including American feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Prize laureates, take a ride across the border for their own safety.”
- Into the Depths of Anti-Science Hell – An autistic woman describes her experience at a recent counter protest to an anti-GMO rally. As she says, “STOP USING MY DISABILITY TO JUSTIFY YOUR AGENDA!” From Jenny.
- To Have and to Hold – Roe v. Wade is based on the right to privacy, but what if it had been based on the right to equality? As the article says, “Over time, arguments based on a right to privacy have tended to weaken and crack; arguments based on equality have grown only stronger.”