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Quickies: Rwandan women’s debate team, Zika scams, women’s voices, and epidurals

No one thought this all-woman debate team could crush it – “In high school, Mireille found that teachers and students took for granted that the head of a club should …

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Quickies: After School Satan, humpbacks vs. orcas, and the Spiritualist origins of Ghostbusters

An After School Satan Club may be coming to your kid’s elementary school – “The curriculum for the proposed after-school clubs emphasizes the development of reasoning and social skills. The …

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Quickies: First trans caucus meeting at DNC, ancient air bubbles, and misogyny

Jessica Valenti takes a break from social media after threat against her daughter – From Amy. Transgender DNC delegates hold first-ever caucus meeting – “The delegates who attended the Transgender …

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Quickies: Sexism in the financial system, language choices, and animating women

What my divorce taught me about latent sexism in the financial system – “In fact, his name had ended up first on everything. This may not sound like a big …

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Quickies: Queer STEM, white fragility, and tracking diseases along the Silk Road

How queer scientists are shaping their future with a survey – ““Especially disappointing was when I would interview two people working in a similar field who had stories that essentially …

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Quickies: Defining sex, alcohol linked to cancers, and autism in the workplace

Finally a sanitary pad advertisement done right! – CN: Blood. Yup, that’s right, a sanitary pad ad that actually shows blood! From Veronica. What is a “male body?” – “The …

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Quickies: Cancer center advertising, Ghostbusters physics, and the world’s chicest cult

Cancer centers tripled ad spending in the last decade; are they pushing hope or hype? – “Over the last decade, direct-to-consumer marketing by cancer centers has soared, with much of …

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Quickies: Saving ferrets, Pokemon and anxiety, and subverting nudity in comedy

Government drones spray prairie dogs with M&Ms to help ferrets – “The US Fish and Wildlife Service wants to make sure endangered ferrets stay safe from a deadly disease, so …

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