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Quickies: Abortion doctors, speculum design, and Tasmanian devils

US abortion doctors speak out – “Curtis and Glenna Boyd have worked in US abortion clinics ever since Roe v Wade made the practice legal in 1973. Forty years on, …

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Quickies: Career-ruining husbands, church says federal laws don’t apply, and Barbie the feminist hacker

Children don’t ruin careers, husbands do – “A new study of Harvard Business School graduates…shows that high-achieving women are not meeting the career goals they set for themselves in their …

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Quickies: Smelling like a peach, prank on neo-Nazis, libertarian misogyny, and a bonus song

Male startup founders think your vagina should smell like a ripe peach – “According to Inc. magazine, two male bio-hackers just “previewed plans for a new probiotic supplement that will …

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Quickies: Altered Bible verses, softball, and Saartjie Baartman

Bible verses where the word “Philistines” has been replaced with “haters” – “His father and mother replied, ‘Isn’t there an acceptable woman among your relatives or among all our people? …

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Quickies: Sexist sexual imagery, Marines open combat jobs to women, and how little anti-vaxxers have changed since the 19th century

Notes from a pornographer on sexist sexual imagery and behavior – “The idea that sex-positivity and sexual liberation means everybody expressing every sexual thought and acting on every sexual desire, …

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Quickies: Ebola’s history, pasteurizing breastmilk via smartphone app, and earthquake scientists’ convictions overturned

How “The Hot Zone” got it wrong and tales of Ebola’s history – “Ebola is not like how it’s portrayed in the book. People do not dissolve. Their internal organs …

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Quickies: The earliest US website, rights of pregnant women, and common misconceptions

Stanford Libraries unearths the earliest US website – From Criticaldragon1177. Pregnant, and no civil rights – “With the success of Republicans in the midterm elections and the passage of Tennessee’s …

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Quickies: Pickup artist causes outrage in Australia, gender-based harassment on Twitter, and shifting religious beliefs in Brazil

Pickup artist Julien Blanc leaves Australia amid outrage – That’s right. Australia cancelled the visa of an American pickup artist for being a violent misogynist. From Jack99. Nonprofit begins “unprecedented” …

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