Amanda's Posts

Quickies: Sexual violence, junk science in women’s health laws, gene drives, and food shaming

Quickies: Sexual violence, junk science in women’s health laws, gene drives, and food shaming

The real reason sexual violence is so widespread – Busting the myth that men are “naturally” prone to sexual violence. From Will. Senate abortion hearing reveals junk science behind women’s health laws – It’s so great that the men making these laws are so concerned about women’s health that they’ll believe any old myth that comes their way. Like that... »

Group of tyrannosaurs

Quickies: Food policing, Tyrannosaurs, and blood sugar monitoring contact lenses

“Are you really going to eat that?” – On policing women’s food choices. New evidence suggests Tyrannosaurs hunted in packs – From Criticaldragon1177. Google scientists create contact lens that monitors blood sugar – “The contact lens uses processing chips and a glucose sensor that have been specially miniaturized for the task, so small that they look like ... »

Super Mario 3

Quickies: Harassment, acetaminophen, and why Nintendo should move beyond white characters

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry – “The industry is currently in the midst of a massive cultural shift. There’s a growing disconnect between the nearly half of gamers that are female, and overwhelmingly male population of games journalists and game developers.” From Walter. How does acetaminophen work? We don’t know – If you end... »

Apollo 11 mission on moon

Quickies: Lowest difficulty setting in action, 45th anniversary of Apollo 11, and prioritizing rape kits

The lowest difficulty setting in action – A 25-year study of children in Baltimore shows that even at the same low income level, straight white men still have it easier. Apollo 11 turns 45: A lunar landing anniversary retrospective – From Criticaldragon1177. Pro-life nurse sues family planning clinic for not giving her a job she refused to do – From mrmisconception. Sitting on ra... »

contrails

Quickies: Girls love science, chemtrails, and last names

Girls love science. We tell them not to – “A recent article argued that ‘biology and nature sway females away from science.’ Not so fast.” California county votes to investigate chemtrails – From bluebottle. Teen convinces high school to drop abstinence-only sex ed – From Criticaldragon1177. What happened when we gave our daughter my last name – “That mome... »

scientists at microscopes

Quickies: Sexual harassment in science, atheist wedding officiants, and mansplaining

Sexual harassment is rampant in science – “A new study reveals what women who work in science, technology, engineering, and math have known for a long time: sexual harassment and abuse in those fields is alarmingly widespread.” First woman finishes American Ninja Warrior course – From Donna. Federal judges ramming atheist wedding officiants down Indiana’s throat ̵... »

Quickies: Social punishment of assault victims, women in eSports, and Church of England approves female bishops

Quickies: Social punishment of assault victims, women in eSports, and Church of England approves female bishops

Why does everyone feel so sorry for men accused of being predators? – “Why is it – in a culture purporting to take allegations of sexual assault and harassment seriously – that victims suffer more social punishment than their accused attackers?” Women-only eSports events do not mean there should be men-only ones – “Women-only events help this slightly by both removing... »

Quickies: Encouraging girls in math, secular addiction counseling, and the Ping Pong theory of sexism

Quickies: Encouraging girls in math, secular addiction counseling, and the Ping Pong theory of sexism

Cracking the girl code in math and science – “I remember standing at the blackboard in front of the class, unable to solve an equation, while my teacher mocked me. This happened often.” A different path to fighting addiction – On alternatives to AA, especially secular options. From Ryan. Dawkins endorses anti-Muslim Twitter account – From Criticaldragon1177. The ping ... »

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