Amanda's Posts

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... »

Quickies: Being a female gamer, the Moon’s age, microbe accelerated Permian extinction

Quickies: Being a female gamer, the Moon’s age, microbe accelerated Permian extinction

Float like a butterfly, sting like a Peach: On being a female gamer – “Just as no one ever told me a girl couldn’t be a gamer, no one had said that a game’s main character couldn’t be female…but to actually see it happen and to play it was a revelation.” Moon’s age revealed and a lunar mystery may be solved – From Michael. A new microbe might have accelerated the Grea... »

Quickies: Female scientists, religious substance abuse programs, and the vitamin E myth

Quickies: Female scientists, religious substance abuse programs, and the vitamin E myth

Awareness of female scientists is so bad that 12% of people asked to name one picked a dude instead – And though asked to name a living scientist, 68% responded with Marie Curie. Victory for atheist denied parole for not attending religious substance abuse program – From Criticaldragon1177. Female circumcision on the rise in the US – From Michael. Beauty myths: Vitamin E and scar... »

Quickies: Research on bipolar disorder and autism, “holistic” citations, and paleolithic hands

Quickies: Research on bipolar disorder and autism, “holistic” citations, and paleolithic hands

Stem cells shed light on treatments for bipolar disorder – “In a first-of-its-kind procedure, researchers from the University of Michigan have created stem cells from the skin of people with bipolar disorder, and then coaxed the cells into neurons. This has allowed scientists, for the first time, to directly measure cellular differences between people with bipolar disorder and people w... »

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