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Quickies

Quickies: More Gamergate, the Pentagon has a Transgender Ban, and Class Issues

Why #Gamergaters Piss Me The F*** Off – “Chris Kluwe played in the NFL for eight years, but he’s been a gamer for 26 — and he’s sick and tired …

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Quickies

Quickies: GamerGate and Disco Demolition, Women Coders, and Cosmetic Pseudoscience

Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage – “How are YouTube videos criticizing sexist video games important enough to threaten a school shooting? Read the #GamerGate …

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Quickies

Quickies: Ugly Sexism, Anita Sarkeesian Cancels Talk Due to Terrorist Threats, and Christian Movies

Anita Sarkeesian Cancels Speech Following Terror Threats – From Ms. Sarkeesian’s Twitter, “Forced to cancel my talk at USU after receiving death threats because police wouldn’t take steps to prevent …

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Quickies

Quickies: Poop Pills, Brain Foods, and the Cool Girl

Cure for Type 1 diabetes imminent after Harvard stem-cell breakthrough – “A cure for diabetes could be imminent after scientists discovered how to make huge quantities of insulin-producing cells, in …

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Quickies

Quickies: The Sassiness of Justice Sotomayor, Women in Science, and Clueless White Dudes

Jennifer Lawrence Calls Photo Hacking a “Sex Crime” – It would be nice if the headline was more like, “Everyone Else Calls a Blatant Sex Crime a “Photo Leak.” Anita …

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Skepticism

Quickies: The Broken Criminal Justice System, Catcalling, and Sexism in Hollywood

Before the Law – “A boy was accused of taking a backpack. The courts took the next three years of his life.” The Daily Show Has Finally Solved Catcalling – …

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Quickies: Rumor Tracker, Gabby Giffords Refuses to be Pitied, and the Health Effects of Leaving Religion

Finally, the Useful New Website That Debunks Silly Internet Rumors in Real Time – “The ‘real-time rumor tracker,’ which is part of a journalism research project at Columbia University, launched …

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Quickies

Quickies: Campus Sexual Assault Revolution, Synthetic Biology, and Sexist Atheists

How My Chronic Pain Shaped My Views About Abortion – “There’s no correlation between being in favor of reproductive rights and having chronic pain. But these issues have a great …

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