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Quickies: Girl Scouts, lazy writing, measles, and the history of headstones

Girl Scouts return $100K when donor demands it “not be used” for trans girls – “Council CEO Megan Ferland told the newspaper her decision wasn’t hard after that, though she …

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Quickies: Marriage equality, Facebook safety, lithium, and Jurassic Park

Supreme Court finds nationwide right to marry – Eeeeeeeee! Women, LGBT people least safe on Facebook despite “real name” policy – “And things are turning more explosive, as stories emerge …

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Quickies: Mothers in prison, the myth of black forgiveness, and consent

How a group of female inmates won the right to live with their children – “In the past few decades, issues involving motherhood behind bars have become increasingly urgent: The …

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Quickies: Victim blaming, WWII chemical experiments, and synthetic rhino horn

How victim blaming led to the rape kit backlog – “Investigators’ unwillingness to push past the superficial appearance of a “he said, she said” case has also frustrated federal lawmakers …

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Skepticism

Quickies: Atheist leaders, woman to appear on US $10 bill, and photos of girls working on cars

8 awesome atheist leaders who aren’t Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris – “There’s this pattern with media coverage of organized atheism. When a media outlet decides that atheism is interesting …

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Quickies: Aspartame, STD testing via phone, and a musical about the first woman to design an airplane

Chemistry debunks the biggest aspartame health myths – “It is unlikely that a person could come close to reaching the aspartame levels deemed unacceptable by the U.S. Food and Drug …

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Quickies: Anne Nicol Gaylor passes, talking to gamer girls, and reducing virus spreading on planes

Freedom From Religion founder Anne Nicol Gaylor dies – “Anne and her daughter, Annie Laurie, then a college student, formed FFRF in 1976, with an elderly Milwaukee friend, Jon Sontarck, …

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Quickies: Sexual assault resistance, Lindy West, and the myth of the cat lady

Sexual assault resistance training works – “What this shows us is that, while we wait for effective programs for men or for cultural shifts in attitudes to happen, there is …

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