Amanda's Posts

Quickies: Misogynist geeks, young feminists, and vampirism

Quickies: Misogynist geeks, young feminists, and vampirism

What are misogynist geeks so afraid of? – “What’s the worst thing that could happen if women were able to write criticisms of the objectification and marginalization of female characters in comic books and video games, all without being silenced and derailed with a bunch of abuse from Dudes With Serious Issues?” From Criticaldragon1177. Phyllis Schlafly gets schooled by a 12-year... »

Quickies: Feminist princesses, exoplanets, and free speech

Quickies: Feminist princesses, exoplanets, and free speech

Feminist princesses? Fuck yeah! – Elyse’s awesome husband Brian is blogging at More Than Men! In his first post, he examines the Disney princesses. New exoplanet could be Earth’s cousin – Or not! From Criticaldragon1177. A tale of two mothers – Both in Arizona. From Sarah. xkcd on free speech – There really is an xkcd for everything! Cute Animal Friday! From now... »

Quickies: Hot maggots, mental milkshakes, and Klingon astronauts

Quickies: Hot maggots, mental milkshakes, and Klingon astronauts

Maggots bring the heat – I it when Bug Girl talks forensics. Judge overturns tough North Dakota abortion law – The law had banned abortion after a fetal heartbeat was detectable. Mind over milkshake: How your thoughts fool your stomach – From Will. Astronaut wears Firefly and Star Trek shirts in space – A supporter of the Klingon empire, even. »

Quickies: Homeless Jesus, stereotypes, and voodoo dolls

Quickies: Homeless Jesus, stereotypes, and voodoo dolls

Statue of a homeless Jesus startles wealthy community – Somebody called the cops on Jesus. The Representation Project: Rewrite the story – Strict gender stereotypes harm us all. Someone finally notices that John Scalzi wrote a book with a 50/50 male/female character split – “I didn’t make a huge deal about it when I was writing THD; I just reminded myself to write women cha... »

Quickies: Placebos, lab-made vaginas, new Goldieblox commercial

Quickies: Placebos, lab-made vaginas, new Goldieblox commercial

Placebo pills made for kids – What do you think of this? From Sarah. Laboratory-grown vaginas implanted in patients – The top comment has a great explanation. From Rebecca. Brazil’s government gives money to women because “they’re more reliable” – “The thinking here, like in other countries that offer cash transfers and microloans primarily to women,... »

Quickies: The harm of psychics, female scientists, and why we don’t read

Quickies: The harm of psychics, female scientists, and why we don’t read

Psychics and mediums: What’s the harm? – Great post by Rebecca Hensler, founder of the Grief Beyond Belief group. Why are there so few female scientists? – Another post in The Toast’s series Gal Science. National Health and Medical Research Council says Australians ‘wasting money’ on homeopathy – From Jack99. Serious reading takes a hit from online scannin... »

Quickies: Negotiating, equal pay, and salamanders

Quickies: Negotiating, equal pay, and salamanders

Why women don’t ask for more money – We’re great at negotiating, as long as it’s not for ourselves. From Mary. Obama to sign executive orders on equal pay – From Sarah. Black children and autism – “African-American children with autism are being diagnosed almost two years later than children of any other ethnic group, holding up their treatment, and in tur... »

Quickies: Genetic tests, tattoos vs. babies, Neanderthal sex, and women in tech

Quickies: Genetic tests, tattoos vs. babies, Neanderthal sex, and women in tech

On what all those genetic tests actually mean – I swear I’m not just including this for the glowing bunny gif. Why you should never ever get a tattoo (but having a baby is fine) – And the similarities between the two. From Miserlyoldman. Why does it matter if Homo sapiens and sex with Neanderthals? – From Criticaldragon1177. The gender balance in tech, in New York and beyon... »

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