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Quickies

Quickies: Eugenics Awards, Weird Beliefs About Women’s Bodies, and the Queer Black Queen of Blues

Here Are the Medals Given to Eugenically Healthy Humans in the 1920s – “Entrants supplied blood and urine samples, had their height and weight measured, took an IQ test, and …

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Quickies: Stop Saying You’re Bad at Math, Chinese Vaccine Scandal, and #AirbnbWhileBlack

Drawn to Comics: Which Eisner-Nominated Comics Should You Check Out? – I’m bookmarking all of these for later. #AirbnbWhileBlack: How Hidden Bias Shapes The Sharing Economy – “Luca and his …

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Quickies: Sexual Harassment by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Abortion “Reversal” Laws, and a Man Playing Songs on Cabbage

Blood, Sugar, Sex, Dickheads – “Fuck the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the misogynistic culture of the music industry that kept me from speaking up in 1991. I wish I …

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Book Club

Carrie Buck’s Forced Sterilization and the History of Eugenics in the US

This month for the Skepchick Book Club, we read Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck by Adam Cohen. The book covered the tale of Carrie Buck, a …

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Quickies: 50 Shades of Shakespeare, Probiotics in Everything, and Putting Women in Space

Why It’s Still a Struggle to Put Women in Space in 2016 – “Perhaps it’s not surprising that spaceflight—like many science and tech fields—has traditionally been dominated by men. What …

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Quickies: Superhero Costumes That Only Exist to Show Boobs, Chastity Belts are a Lie, and Privilege in Science Fairs

My Second Great-Grandmother Was a Southern Outlaw—and a Slave – “After Missouri Daniel Blackard—a freedwoman who was born a slave in 1840—witnessed her father’s assassination, she had one thing in …

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Quickies: Historical Infertility, Fake News on Facebook, and Misinterpretation of Emojis

Lost In Translation: Study Finds Interpretation Of Emojis Can Vary Widely – “For example, the researchers found that when people receive the ‘face with tears of joy’ emoji — which Oxford …

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Quickies: Flaming Trombones, an Indian Witchhunter Hunter, and Racism in Medicine

The patient called me ‘colored girl.’ The senior doctor training me said nothing – “As my clinical training progressed, I had several opportunities to point out intolerance and injustice. I always …

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