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Quickies: Undertreatment of pain in African Americans, anti-vaxxers, and backlash to pay gap bakesale

The disturbing reason some African American patients may be undertreated for pain – “Researchers at the University of Virginia quizzed white medical students and residents to see how many believed …

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Quickies: Male gaze in video games, equal pay for women’s soccer, and Lumberjanes

Body language and the male gaze – New Tropes vs. Women in Video Games piece from Feminist Frequency. Five US women’s soccer players file wage discrimination complaint – From Amy. …

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Quickies: Crime, inappropriate literary men, and the Hugos

Time to drop the distinct crime of sexual assault – “It is the shame and social disapproval attached to the sexual part of a “sexual” assault that might pressure a …

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Quickies: Science journalism, field work and periods, and more anti-trans bills

How journalists can help hold scientists accountable – “As various commentators have observed, there’s probably no field of journalism that’s less skeptical, less critical, less given to investigative work, and …

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Quickies: LGBT discrimination, anatomy of the clitoris, and self-esteem

Excluded, intimidated and harassed: LGBT physicists face discrimination – “According to the American Physical Society (APS) report LGBT Climate in Physics, published on 15 March, transgender physicists and physics students …

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Quickies: Women’s tennis, state fossils, and Rocky Horror

Serena Williams defends women’s tennis after offensive comments from CEO – Indian Wells Tennis Garden CEO, Raymond Moore said, “If I was a lady player, I’d go down every night …

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Quickies: Gender bias in autism research, beer antibiotics, and Xena

Understanding gender bias in autism research – “What I’m worried about is that because scientists and researchers and doctors and medical professionals are trying so hard to figure out what …

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Quickies: Harassment in virtual reality, evidence-based medicine, and soap

Harassment in virtual reality feels “way, way worse” according to VR developers – “Harris explained his own characterization of how harassment might feel to someone in VR: “It is intense, …

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