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Quickies: Protest socks, the counter-protest that scared the KKK, and books for your reading list

The movement to send semen-soaked socks to anti-abortion lawmakers – “Under the name Cumrags for Congress, the project is meant to push back against a transparent effort to make women …

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Quickies: The myth of Patient Zero, Dr Oz and olive oil, and what Gamergate should’ve taught us about the alt-right

What Gamergate should have taught us about the alt-right – “The similarities between Gamergate and the far-right online movement, the “alt-right”, are huge, startling and in no way a coincidence. …

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Quickies: Gaming culture, funeral services for abortions, and structural racism

Three actionable ways to make gaming culture safer – “Whether you’re a game designer, artist or publisher; a store owner or event organizer; or individual gamer, you have the power …

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Quickies: The color of beauty, being “emotional,” and AI searches for cures

What is the color of beauty? – “A multibillion-dollar industry of skin-whitening products dominates the West African beauty market, creating a world of mixed messages for the women who live …

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Quickies: Because I was a girl, Disability Intersectionality Summit, and Gwen Ifill

Because I was a girl, I was told… – “There will be no female president come January. But in the days leading up to the election, there was a distinct …

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Quickies: Election day and cute animals

Throngs expected at Susan B. Anthony gravesite – From Donna. Glenn Beck tries out decency – From Mary. Hillary’s win alone wouldn’t revolutionize women in politics – “Ultimately, it would …

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Victorian Women
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Quickies: Harassment in virtual reality, Victorian understanding of women, and the Cassandra phenomenon

An actual response to harassment in virtual reality – Now I want a magical force field in real life too. The riddle of the vagina and other Victorian attempts to …

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Quickies: Cult of personality, romanticizing the Victorians, and women in tech

If women wrote men the way men write women – “He sucked in his tummy and pulled his pecs up high, trying to present them like pastries in a bakery …

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