Kamala Khan
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Quickies: Sexism makes women sick, Kamala Khan, and outing adulterous “family values” lawmakers

Sexism is making women sick – “A study published this month in the journal Sex Roles reveals that some of the sexism women face – from catcalling and sexual harassment …

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Great Horned Owl
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Quickies: New atheists wrong about Islam, Bill Maher’s wrongness, and religious home-schooling

New atheists are wrong about Islam. Here’s how data proves it – “New empirical evidence shows anti-Islam crusaders misunderstand Muslim countries, a political scientist tells Salon.” From mrmisconception. Five times …

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man at computer
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Quickies: Gaming organizer ousted, Larry Willmore, and the biodiversity of Disney

Prominent gaming organizer ousted following sexual harassment allegations – From Will. An investigation of the biodiversity of Disney sidekicks – “The ecology of Disney is a strange and unknowable realm, …

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Women protestor
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Quickies: Anti-harassment task force, smarter teams, and being a female engineer

Doxing victim Zoe Quinn launches online “anti-harassment task force” – “The Crash Override site, built by Quinn and game developer Alex Lifschitz, offers free services from “experts in information security, …

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Quickies: The great molasses flood, 3D printing a tumor, and dating as an autistic woman

Nearly a century later, structural flaw in molasses tank revealed – Yesterday was the anniversary of Boston’s Great Molasses Flood of 1919. From Buzz Parsec. NASA Pluto probe begins science …

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Brogrammers are the worst
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Quickies: Don’t be a brogrammer, the feminization of Catholicism, and feminist sex positions

Man’s advice to women in STEM: Don’t be a brogrammer – From the department of, “Gee, thanks for the advice.” Former highest-ranking US cardinal blames “feminization” for Catholic church’s problems …

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Deer bot fly
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Quickies: DIY bot fly, gay marriage in Texas, and rape jokes

DIY bot fly – “Entomologists are not like other people. Lucky enough to score a cool parasitic larva burrowing in your skin after a visit to Central America? The obvious …

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Batdogs
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Quickies: Intel invests in diversity, Republicans attack abortion (again), and conversations with dudes

Intel wants diversity in the workplace, puts $300 million where their mouth is – And cites GamerGate as a reason why diversity is necessary! Republicans are forcing women to have …

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