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Quickies: New Tropes vs. Women in video games, Mary Beard, and when good journals go bad

Women as background decoration, part 2 – Anita Sarkeesian’s latest video is out! The troll slayer – A New Yorker piece on Mary Beard, her work as a classicist, and …

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Quickies: Monica Lewinsky, street harassment, and hacking traffic lights

Monica Lewinsky on what it’s like to be slut-shamed by the entire world – “I don’t actually know why this whole story became about oral sex. I don’t. It was …

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Quickies: Herd immunity explained with zombies, white men aren’t funny, and slut shaming

Vaccinations explained with zombies – From mrmisconception. White male comedians aren’t funny – Oh boy, so many options to fill out that Bingo card with! The anti-feminist internet targets “Depression …

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Quickies: Media obsession with female scientists’ appearance, Fark, and lupus research

Why is the media so obsessed with female scientists’ appearance? – Wouldn’t want anyone to be too scared/intimidated by a woman, so you best be sure to emphasize her feminine …

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Quickies: PMS, LGBT atheists, girls playing D&D, and maternity leave

An unproductive story of reproduction and PMS – Cordelia Fine on the theory that PMS evolved to drive away infertile men. LGBT Americans are “significantly less religious” and there’s almost …

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Quickies: First woman to win Fields Medal, hemp supercapacitors, and cyberstalking

Maryam Mirzakhani becomes first woman to win Fields Medal – “The professor at Stanford University in California was among four Fields Medal recipients at the International Congress of Mathematicians held …

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Quickies: The case for free tampons, black-girl nerds, John Oliver’s search for writers, and Shark Week

The case for free tampons – “Sanitary products are vital for the health, well-being and full participation of women and girls across the globe. The United Nations and Human Rights …

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Quickies: Vaccine preventable diseases, a history of sex dolls, and suits

It’s August: A time to be aware of vaccine-preventable diseases – From Anna, “A really powerful post by a former Peace Corps volunteer, who writes of the devastation of vaccine-preventable …

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