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Quickies: Bigotry costs money, Pluto’s heart, and women in comics

Why are people bigoted even when it costs them money? – “We need to make it a whole lot harder to be bigoted than it is not to be. We …

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Quickies: Bill Cosby’s admission, Tom Cruise, athletes come in all shapes and sizes, and the truth about bogs

Why Bill Cosby’s admission should put an end to the era of Cosby defenders – “As accusers began to come forward in startling volume, those who believed in the Cosby’s …

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Quickies: Childbirth isn’t pretty, vaccination, and a trip to the gym

Childbirth can’t be prettied or manicured and women shouldn’t have to try – “Google the phrase “wax before”, and an unwitting internet user will find herself amid the disturbing, troubling …

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Quickies: Girl Scouts, lazy writing, measles, and the history of headstones

Girl Scouts return $100K when donor demands it “not be used” for trans girls – “Council CEO Megan Ferland told the newspaper her decision wasn’t hard after that, though she …

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Quickies: Marriage equality, Facebook safety, lithium, and Jurassic Park

Supreme Court finds nationwide right to marry – Eeeeeeeee! Women, LGBT people least safe on Facebook despite “real name” policy – “And things are turning more explosive, as stories emerge …

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Quickies: Mothers in prison, the myth of black forgiveness, and consent

How a group of female inmates won the right to live with their children – “In the past few decades, issues involving motherhood behind bars have become increasingly urgent: The …

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Quickies: Victim blaming, WWII chemical experiments, and synthetic rhino horn

How victim blaming led to the rape kit backlog – “Investigators’ unwillingness to push past the superficial appearance of a “he said, she said” case has also frustrated federal lawmakers …

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Skepticism

Quickies: Atheist leaders, woman to appear on US $10 bill, and photos of girls working on cars

8 awesome atheist leaders who aren’t Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris – “There’s this pattern with media coverage of organized atheism. When a media outlet decides that atheism is interesting …

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