Jackson, Mississippi health clinic
Quickies

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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Skepticism

Quickies: Food policing, Tyrannosaurs, and blood sugar monitoring contact lenses

“Are you really going to eat that?” – On policing women’s food choices. New evidence suggests Tyrannosaurs hunted in packs – From Criticaldragon1177. Google scientists create contact lens that monitors …

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Quickies: Harassment, acetaminophen, and why Nintendo should move beyond white characters

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry – “The industry is currently in the midst of a massive cultural shift. There’s a growing disconnect …

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Apollo 11 mission on moon
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Quickies: Lowest difficulty setting in action, 45th anniversary of Apollo 11, and prioritizing rape kits

The lowest difficulty setting in action – A 25-year study of children in Baltimore shows that even at the same low income level, straight white men still have it easier. …

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contrails
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Quickies: Girls love science, chemtrails, and last names

Girls love science. We tell them not to – “A recent article argued that ‘biology and nature sway females away from science.’ Not so fast.” California county votes to investigate …

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