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Quickies: Street harassment, making TedX accessible, and child abuse in the Hasidic community

“You’re a good looking girl. I want to attack you.” – “Listen babyfellas: I’m not picking on you. I’m trying to help you. And I’m trying to help me. As …

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Quickies: Women voters, doctors pushing back against anti-vax, and how Gamergate has tarnished the geek community

It’s election day in the US! Get out there and vote! – A PSA featuring Joan Jett on the importance of women voters. From Buzz Parsec. Doctors learn to push …

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Quickies: The Pope on magic wands, statistical tests of harassment, and conflict in the secular movement

Pope Francis takes a stand for evolution, against magic wands – From CriticalDragon1177. A natural A/B test of harassment – “Running these numbers through a statistical significance test confirms what …

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Quickies: Street harassment, the colors of blood, and science for her

10 hours of walking in NYC as a woman – In case you haven’t seen it yet, here it is. Also, there’s some problems with it. Also, the actor’s been …

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Quickies: Bat extinction, Jian Ghomeshi, and FMLA

The secret bataclysm: White Nose Syndrome and extinction – Bug Girl on bats. The Jian Ghomeshi allegations are not about BDSM, they are about consent – “Jian Ghomeshi, host of …

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Quickies: Felicia Day, creepy dudes, and NASA sounds

Felicia Day’s public details put online after she described Gamergate fears – “But just minutes after her post was made, a commenter with the username “gaimerg8” posted what they claimed …

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Quickies: Being swayed by the sciencey, Japanese government sued for sexism, and fat-shaming

People are more swayed by things that look sciencey – Graphs enhance the “truthiness” of results. From John. Japanese government sued in landmark case over “institutional sexism” – “The case …

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Quickies: First species to copulate, baby DNA, and an update to Jack the Ripper identification

According to scientists, sex was invented in Scotland – “A team of scientists in Australia believe that they’ve discovered the the very first species to ever reproduce via copulation—meaning they’ve …

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