Amanda's Posts

Quickies: Social punishment of assault victims, women in eSports, and Church of England approves female bishops

Quickies: Social punishment of assault victims, women in eSports, and Church of England approves female bishops

Why does everyone feel so sorry for men accused of being predators? – “Why is it – in a culture purporting to take allegations of sexual assault and harassment seriously – that victims suffer more social punishment than their accused attackers?” Women-only eSports events do not mean there should be men-only ones – “Women-only events help this slightly by both removing... »

Quickies: Encouraging girls in math, secular addiction counseling, and the Ping Pong theory of sexism

Quickies: Encouraging girls in math, secular addiction counseling, and the Ping Pong theory of sexism

Cracking the girl code in math and science – “I remember standing at the blackboard in front of the class, unable to solve an equation, while my teacher mocked me. This happened often.” A different path to fighting addiction – On alternatives to AA, especially secular options. From Ryan. Dawkins endorses anti-Muslim Twitter account – From Criticaldragon1177. The ping ... »

Quickies: Hedy Lamarr, the extinction of guinea worms, and bicycle face

Quickies: Hedy Lamarr, the extinction of guinea worms, and bicycle face

Docs slam rumors that migrants carry disease – “Doctors say they are concerned about false rumors and “hysteria” that the unaccompanied children coming across the border from Mexico into Texas are carrying diseases such as Ebola and dengue fever.” From Michael. Hedy Lamarr: Actor, inventor, amateur engineer – An episode of the Australian radio show The Science Show. From Ro... »

Quickies: Judge says rapist is not a “classic rapist”, male clinic escorts, and a field experiment on gender stereotypes and video game interactions

Quickies: Judge says rapist is not a “classic rapist”, male clinic escorts, and a field experiment on gender stereotypes and video game interactions

Judge says man who raped a sleeping woman is not a “classic rapist” – ““This was a case where you just lost control of normal restraint,” Judge Michael Mettyear continued in his assessment of Setford. ”She was a pretty girl who you fancied. You simply could not resist. You had sex with her.”” From Sarah. What it’s really like outside an abortion clinic – A... »

Lionfish

Quickies: 12 year old scientist’s lionfish research, sexist leadership camp, and Bigfoot hair analyzed

12 year old girl credited with breakthrough in lionfish research – “Her research showing that venomous, highly invasive lionfish can survive in nearly fresh water was ultimately replicated and expanded upon by ecologists, who cited her in their published, peer-reviewed study on the topic.” From Sarah. Robin Thicke publicity stunt goes horribly wrong – Or horribly right, dep... »

Quickies: Pelvic exams, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and saving the world with cat videos

Quickies: Pelvic exams, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and saving the world with cat videos

Doctors are examining your genitals for no reason – A recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine says that annual exams have “no established medical justification” for being performed annually. From nowoo and Dr Rubidium. The 8 best lines from Ginsburg’s dissent on the Hobby Lobby contraception decision – I love RBG. How cat videos will save the world – In ... »

Quickies: Abortion clinic buffer zones struck down, boys’ emotional toolboxes, and lightning strikes

Quickies: Abortion clinic buffer zones struck down, boys’ emotional toolboxes, and lightning strikes

Supreme Court strikes down buffer zones around abortion clinics – “According to the National Abortion Federation (NAF), which closely tracks threats and violence against abortion providers across the country, buffer zones have had a measurable impact in the areas where they’re in place.” Giving boys a bigger emotional toolbox – “Is America’s dominant “man ... »

Quickies: Men and guns, Columbusing, and the peaceful Harappan civilization

Quickies: Men and guns, Columbusing, and the peaceful Harappan civilization

The scary reason some men like guns better than women – “Conflating women and guns is nothing new. Anyone who’s been to a gun show will tell you they’re rife with bumper stickers commenting on the relative utility of women versus firearms (like: “My wife YES, My dog MAYBE, My gun NEVER!”) and jokes about bloodsucking ex-wives.” Finally, a perfect term for when white people ... »

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