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Quickies: Kidney stones, sinister seductresses, and gender neutral dress codes

  • Kidney stones? Science suggests heading to Disney World – “With the help of a 3D printed model kidney and a backpack, new research published today backs up the notion of what could be called the “Big Thunder Mountain Railroad” home remedy for kidney stones.” From Amy.
  • India’s rape survivor super hero returns to fight acid attacks – “In the book, Priya (which means love) rides on the back of her ferocious tiger Sahas (courage) into “The Castle” to confront the villainous Ahankar (Ego or Arrogance), a demon disguised as a benevolent man, and liberate the acid attack victims who are trapped there.” From cerberus40.
  • The sinister seductress – The latest Tropes vs. Women in Video Games is out!
  • Middle-school students push for a gender neutral dress code, and win – “After one of her friends missed half a day of school, confined to the principal’s office because a teacher deemed her shorts too short, Carlson and a group of students asked the principal about dress code enforcement. The principal confirmed their observations: While the dress code was supposedly in place for all students, in practice, it was only enforced against girls.”
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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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