Cast of all-women Ghostbusters
Quickies

Quickies: How people correct women, why some men can’t handle female Ghostbusters, and a 6th taste

It’s weird how people correct me when they think I’m a woman – “What I found the most interesting about the negative responses I got from the article was how …

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FBI headquarters
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Quickies: Why can’t the FBI identify serial rapists, Alabama abortion rights, museum decides to celebrate Jack the Ripper instead of women

Why can’t the FBI identify serial rapists? – “A nationwide clearinghouse of the unique behaviors, methods, or marks of rapists could help solve those cases lacking genetic evidence, criminal experts …

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Jar of face cream
Skepticism

Quickies: False beauty claims, chronic pain patients, and marital rape laws

Four out of five beauty claims cannot be substantiated – “A new study found that fewer than one in five upmarket cosmetic adverts stands up to scrutiny, with companies criticised …

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flowers
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Quickies: 4Channers fail to scam feminists, avoiding social science fraud, and Scientology’s personality test

4Channers attempt to scam feminists with “FemCon2015,” fail miserably – “After screenshots of 4chan’s /b/ message board and a related chat room began circulating, FemCon’s day-old Twitter account and Sellfy …

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Black Dragonfish Larva
Skepticism

Quickies: Academia needs emotional women, father sues to keep adult daughters from getting birth control, and a fossil four legged snake

Why academia needs emotional, passionate women – “There is the beginning of a passionate, emotional rebellion in the academic world. Researchers are starting to realise that allowing your emotions and …

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Wedding bouquet
Skepticism

Quickies: On being a fat bride, black female athletes, and how Orphan Black writes women

My wedding was perfect, and I was fat as hell the whole time – “There’s an awkward three-way tension between wedding culture and feminism and fat acceptance – because of …

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Kale
Skepticism

Quickies: Ta-Nehisi Coates, kale isn’t bad for you, and the scams of a collector of optical illusions

The hard truths of Ta-Nehisi Coates – “Coates is not a Christian. The heavy force in Between the World and Me — what makes it both unique and bleak — …

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DNA helix statue
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Quickies: Curing genetic diseases, are trolls winning, and the effect of human noise on whale songs

Can we cure genetic diseases without slipping into eugenics? – “George Q. Daley, of Boston Children’s Hospital, said that CRISPR raises the fundamental issue of whether we are willing to …

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