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Quickies: Gay History, White Feminism Strikes Again, and Burping in Space

Not-Very-Feminist Business Lady Successfully Co-Opts Feminism as a Marketing Gimmick. Hooray? – Basically, the founder of Thinx absorbant period underwear (which are a great idea) only started to relate to feminism …

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Quickies: The God Gap, Zika Virus and the Abortion Debate, and the Price of Being a Woman

One Woman’s Reaction To Every ‘White Man’s Sentence’ – ” ‘In case you haven’t realized, it’s somehow become necessary for old white men to tell me how to speak.’ That’s how …

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Cross-Post: Don’t Like. Don’t Share. Don’t Comment. Don’t Pray.

Editor’s Note: The following article was written by Deek and originally featured on Grounded Parents. A link to the whole article, where you can leave comments, is at the bottom.  …

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Quickies: Conspiracy Theories, Books Featuring Black Female Protagonists, and the Cost of Cheap Chocolate

Maths study shows conspiracies ‘prone to unravelling’ – “It’s difficult to keep a conspiracy under wraps, scientists say, because sooner or later, one of the conspirators will blow its cover. A …

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Quickies: “Boosted” Immune Systems, Probiotics, and Rebel Virgins

Why bingeing on health foods won’t boost your immune system – “These are tempting prospects at this time of year, but ones that are foiled by an inconvenient truth: they …

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Quickies: Dangerous Supplements, ADHD in Girls, and Pick Up Artist Denied Visa

rWhy bad science won’t ever die – “The link between vaccines and health risks has a particularly strong grip on the popular imagination. Some parents simply refuse to vaccinate their …

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Quickies: Sexual Harassment at CalTech, the Secret of Award-Winning Black Movies, and Potatoes on Mars

A tale of two Tyras – “Tyra Patterson says she was an innocent teenage bystander who ran away from a murder. Prosecutors say she was party to a killing. In …

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Quickies: Mammogram Recommendations, Magical Chocolate Milk, and Bill Cosby’s Enablers

Virginia GOP bill would require schools to verify children’s genitals before using restroom – “Cole’s legislation would also allow law enforcement to fine anyone who knowingly used a public restroom …

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