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Quickies: Black American Motherhood, Brain Perception Disorders, and Sarcasm is Awesome

Between the World and Me: Black American Motherhood – “There was a time when some of us believed our daughters were safe. ‘At least you have girls,’ a white colleague …

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Quickies: Bad Scientific Transparency, Flu Vaccine Developments, and Body Shapes

‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen – “Perhaps the most shocking thing wasn’t that Buress …

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Quickies: Scientists Against Sexism, Body Shaming Black Female Athletes, and Cystic Fibrosis Drug Price Controversy

Hundreds sign letter criticizing Science for reinforcing “damaging stereotypes” – “After an advice columnist for Science Careers suggested a postdoc ‘put up with’ an adviser’s wandering gaze in June, and …

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Quickies: White Privilege/Victimhood, the Loch Ness Monster, and Low Status Men

Sure, Whites Are Privileged—but Not Me Personally! – ” ‘In both experiments, we found that whites exposed to evidence of white privilege claimed more hardships than those not exposed to …

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Quickies: Women Rarely Regret Their Abortions, Kids Talk About Race, and Klingon Communications

Resilience Is Futile: How Well-Meaning Nonprofits Perpetuate Poverty – “It’s poverty amelioration through behavioral change—a behavioral change that asks for utter stability. What the resilience preachers look for is a …

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Quickies: GMO-free Water, the Way Women Talk, and the Sweet Cakes Lawsuit

Key & Peele’s Pirate Chantey Is the Feminist Anthem of the Summer – “We’d say ‘YO HO,’ but we don’t say ‘ho,’ ‘cause ‘ho’ is disrespectful, yo!” Reddit Is Not …

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Quickies: American Girl, Micromanager Parents, and Birth Control Studies

A Father’s Struggle to Stop His Daughter’s Adoption – “In the United States, when an unmarried man has a baby, his partner can give it up without his consent—unless he …

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Quickies: Transgender Children, The Misfits, and Bigfoot

Nearly Half of Black and Latina Scientists Mistaken for Janitors or Assistants – “A new survey of 557 female scientists found widespread experiences of discrimination and alienation in the workforce …

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