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Quickies: Fighting sexism is “annoying,” an abortion provider on her job, and Bechdel testing Star Trek

Man says, stop complaining about sexism in video games because it’s annoying – From 9bar, who points out how the author’s bio includes his love of booth babes. An abortion …

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Quickies: Face mites, megadroughts, and exoplanets

You’ve got face mites – A great article by Bug Girl including a face mite gif and a photo of a face mite penis. Australian federal ministers urged to boycott …

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Quickies: Sarkeesian receives death threats, climate change models, and geek girls

Anita Sarkeesian driven out of home by online abuse and death threats – She shared the the tweets that threatened her and used her home address yesterday. Trigger warning, they’re …

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Quickies: New Tropes vs. Women in video games, Mary Beard, and when good journals go bad

Women as background decoration, part 2 – Anita Sarkeesian’s latest video is out! The troll slayer – A New Yorker piece on Mary Beard, her work as a classicist, and …

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Quickies: Monica Lewinsky, street harassment, and hacking traffic lights

Monica Lewinsky on what it’s like to be slut-shamed by the entire world – “I don’t actually know why this whole story became about oral sex. I don’t. It was …

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Quickies: Herd immunity explained with zombies, white men aren’t funny, and slut shaming

Vaccinations explained with zombies – From mrmisconception. White male comedians aren’t funny – Oh boy, so many options to fill out that Bingo card with! The anti-feminist internet targets “Depression …

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Quickies: Media obsession with female scientists’ appearance, Fark, and lupus research

Why is the media so obsessed with female scientists’ appearance? – Wouldn’t want anyone to be too scared/intimidated by a woman, so you best be sure to emphasize her feminine …

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Quickies: PMS, LGBT atheists, girls playing D&D, and maternity leave

An unproductive story of reproduction and PMS – Cordelia Fine on the theory that PMS evolved to drive away infertile men. LGBT Americans are “significantly less religious” and there’s almost …

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