Makeup
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Quickies: The color of beauty, being “emotional,” and AI searches for cures

What is the color of beauty? – “A multibillion-dollar industry of skin-whitening products dominates the West African beauty market, creating a world of mixed messages for the women who live …

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Snails
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Quickies: Because I was a girl, Disability Intersectionality Summit, and Gwen Ifill

Because I was a girl, I was told… – “There will be no female president come January. But in the days leading up to the election, there was a distinct …

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Quickies: Election day and cute animals

Throngs expected at Susan B. Anthony gravesite – From Donna. Glenn Beck tries out decency – From Mary. Hillary’s win alone wouldn’t revolutionize women in politics – “Ultimately, it would …

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Victorian Women
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Quickies: Harassment in virtual reality, Victorian understanding of women, and the Cassandra phenomenon

An actual response to harassment in virtual reality – Now I want a magical force field in real life too. The riddle of the vagina and other Victorian attempts to …

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Quickies: Cult of personality, romanticizing the Victorians, and women in tech

If women wrote men the way men write women – “He sucked in his tummy and pulled his pecs up high, trying to present them like pastries in a bakery …

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Gila monster
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Quickies: Birth control, Luke Cage, sexist language, and gila monsters

Arizona’s adorable monsters – “Perhaps because of their name, their garish warning colors, or their infamously venomous bite, these lizards are often persecuted, even though it is against state law …

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T lymphocyte
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Quickies: Hallucinations, transphobia, and the Human Cell Atlas

Hospital ward gripped by mysterious hallucinations after 5 fall ill – “This week, an emergency room in the Pacific Northwest was briefly quarantined after five people—including two police officers and …

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lockers
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Quickies: Locker rooms, conversational computing, and a virus with spider DNA

Why I’m scared of white women – “Under this strange gaze, I saw white girls get away with arbitrary racism without scrutiny. Like their celebrity counterparts (Taylor Swift, Amy Schumer, …

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