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Quickies: Astrophysics prof harasses female grad students, Ariel Winter, and guru mimicking

This professor fell in love with his grad student and then fired her for it – “Christian Ott, a young astrophysics professor at Caltech, engaged in “discriminatory and harassing” behavior …

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Quickies: First single protein images, Twitter’s white people problem, and graphic novels

First ever images of a single folded protein – “The team tested their method on a range of protein molecules, all just a few nanometres in size, such as the …

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Quickies: Real life SVU, medicalizing sex, period patents, and piebalds

To catch a rapist – “Prejudices about ‘real rape’ happen to dovetail with those rapes that are easier to investigate and prosecute. In a 2002 review of charging decisions made …

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Quickies: Studio Ghibli, microcannons, and casual racism

The feminism of Studio Ghibli – “Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli’s animated films, whether they’re in a spirit world or real-life Japan, often share similar themes of nature preservation, the …

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Quickies: Modern time, antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, and in defense of not cooking

A brief history of modern time – “As the 19th century dissolved into the 20th, the nations of the North Atlantic struggled to impose their ways of marking time on …

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Quickies: Feminist Christmas carols and eggnog

All I want for Christmas is #FeministXmasSongs – “Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright, round yon woman whose sexual status is none of your business…” Songs …

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Quickies: Misandry, the history of teaching, fighting online abuse, and gendered pricing

The year in male tears – “2014 was the year that misandry became chic.” On the history of teaching and the value of women’s work – “Therein lies the crux …

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Quickies: Crisis pregnancy centers, Sam Harris, and the evolution of anti-evolution bills

Why women seeking abortions are ending up at anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers – “As they push to discredit and defund Planned Parenthood, leading Republicans, including GOP Presidential candidates, have presented …

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