Flu virus
Skepticism

Quickies: White feminism, women harassing women, and work towards a universal flu vaccine

Rowan Blanchard wrote a powerful essay on feminism – “[W]ith as many issues as feminists have succeeded in adopting, many of us seem to have not accepted the fact that …

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Baby crocodiles
Quickies

Quickies: Women scientists praised for “nurturing,” good abortion plotlines, and women who cook

Astronomer celebrates female scientists’ “special natural gift for caring and educating” – “…many women have no interest in being nurturing and resent the implication that they are, simply by nature …

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Lady Viagra
Quickies

Quickies: “Lady Viagra,” white privilege weariness, and roller derby

FDA officially approves “lady viagra” – “So, Addyi works with neurotransmitters to make the patient feel more spontaneous about having sex. That’s cool and all, but should spontaneity be viewed …

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random flower
Quickies

Quickies: DNA data storage, the first flower, and ear growth

How to preserve fleeting digital information with DNA for future generations – “One team has demonstrated that DNA they encapsulated can preserve information for at least 2,000 years, and they’re …

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peacock spider
Quickies

Quickies: Target backlash, sexting and consent, and Warren Harding’s affair

Internet Volunteer Responds To Target Gender Neutrality Backlash Posed As Target – Trolling for good. Sexting is a form of affirmative consent and Americans love it – “A paper presented …

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bic for her
Quickies

Quickies: Bic’s sexist ad, mediums channeling artists, and Catholic bishops call for vaccine boycott

Bic pens two apologies for sexist blunder when promoting National Women’s Day – “The firm created a poster (above) advertising its pens – but somehow the line “think like a …

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Perseid meteor shower
Quickies

Quickies: The Perseids, pupil shapes, and fertility

Why the 2015 Perseid meteor shower is going to be especially awesome – “This year the meteor watching should be especially good because the shower peaks between Wednesday evening and …

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Man writing in a book
Quickies

Quickies: Victors still write history, #ILookLikeAnEngineer, and the wild feminist

Black American lives are being erased. The victors still write history – “The policeman who killed Michael Brown gets more sympathetic coverage than the dead teenager did, and let’s not …

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