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Quickies: Indiana, force fields, and poor womens’ access to family planning

Indiana governor signs “religious freedom” bill in private – “His action followed two days of intense pressure from opponents — including technology company executives and convention organizers — who fear …

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Quickies: Not reading white male authors, Disability Summit failure, and doctor fired for saying shot protestor was too skinny

Is it time to stop reading books by white men? – Excellent piece by Heina on all of the debate over this. Egyptian doctor fired after saying shot woman was …

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Quickies: Evo psych, women in Star Trek, and the Intolerant Jackass Act

Evolutionary psych is neither – “It’s presumably better than creationist psychology, but nobody practices creationist psychology – so presumably the word “evolutionary” is doing a bit more work here than …

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Quickies: Science fairs, LEGO beauty tips, and a Bechdel test for music

Science fairs aren’t so fair – “In addition to favoring kids whose parents can either spend time or money (or both) on a project, many science fairs seem to include …

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Quickies: Yeti hair, Mike Huckabee, and GDC 2015

Yeti is probably just a brown bear, say scientists – Nor do they seem to be from an ancient breed of polar bears. Mike Huckabee pursues unconventional ways to finance …

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Quickies: Terry Pratchett, Uber, and feminist books for kids

Sir Terry Pratchett has died – “DON’T THINK OF IT AS DYING,” said Death. “JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.” Uber tries to improve reputation …

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Quickies: The woman behind Marvel’s heroines, Sarkeesian’s “What I couldn’t say,” and millenial’s racism

The woman behind Marvel’s newest team of heroines – “I think now more than ever, the voices of women in comics are really coming to the fore.” From mrmisconception. Anita …

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Quickies: Climate change, spinsters, and comment sections

In Florida, officials may ban term “climate change” – “The policy goes beyond semantics and has affected reports, educational efforts and public policy in a department with about 3,200 employees …

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