Maryam Mirzakhani
Quickies

Quickies: First woman to win Fields Medal, hemp supercapacitors, and cyberstalking

Maryam Mirzakhani becomes first woman to win Fields Medal – “The professor at Stanford University in California was among four Fields Medal recipients at the International Congress of Mathematicians held …

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Quickies: The case for free tampons, black-girl nerds, John Oliver’s search for writers, and Shark Week

The case for free tampons – “Sanitary products are vital for the health, well-being and full participation of women and girls across the globe. The United Nations and Human Rights …

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Quickies: Vaccine preventable diseases, a history of sex dolls, and suits

It’s August: A time to be aware of vaccine-preventable diseases – From Anna, “A really powerful post by a former Peace Corps volunteer, who writes of the devastation of vaccine-preventable …

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Quickies: Comets, TERFs vs. trans people, and butterflies

Rosetta arrives at a comet – “Rosetta and Philae may be robots, machines, but the minds and hearts of a lot of real, emotional human beings are behind them. And …

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Quickies: Abortion in Mississippi, support blog for sexual assault victims, and Sam Brownback

The abortion ministry of Dr. Willie Parker – “In Mississippi, there is only one clinic where a woman can go if she needs an abortion. The state is trying to …

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Quickies: A forensic pathologist’s day, feminism doesn’t make women “victims,” and the diversity gap in sci-fi/fantasy films

A day in the life of a forensic pathologist – “At this point a television pathologist would change into designer shoes and jet off to the park, where she would …

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Quickies: Harry Potter, Supreme Court algorithms, and Nicki Minaj’s butt

Harry Potter helps battle bigotry – “In two different studies, young Italians took note of “the positive attitudes and behaviors of Harry Potter toward stigmatized fantastic groups,” and this fantasy-world …

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Skepticism

Quickies: Sexual violence, junk science in women’s health laws, gene drives, and food shaming

The real reason sexual violence is so widespread – Busting the myth that men are “naturally” prone to sexual violence. From Will. Senate abortion hearing reveals junk science behind women’s …

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