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Quickies: Making Coffee in Space, Forensic Science, and Avoiding Eden Foods

Quickies: Making Coffee in Space, Forensic Science, and Avoiding Eden Foods

Let’s Stop Neutralizing Men – An article about how we normalize men’s sports into just “sports.” “The male position is not the neutral position. It has a point of view, the male point of view, which not everyone shares, and which is not always superior. Either clarify everyone or clarify no one, otherwise it sends that message that one group is the norm and the other ... »

Quickies: Hobby Lobby Decision Just Got Worse, Astrobiology, and Banal Nationalism

Quickies: Hobby Lobby Decision Just Got Worse, Astrobiology, and Banal Nationalism

Quick Change Justice - “While you were sleeping, Hobby Lobby just got so much worse.” Remember the good ol’ days of just last week? The Hunt for Life Beyond Earth – “One of the oldest questions may be answered in our lifetimes. Are we alone?” An excellent long article, from Sarah. Banal Nationalism – “In his book by the same name, Michael Billig coin... »

Quickies: #AskThicke Q&A Session Goes Unforseeably Bad, Gender Neutral Bathroom Signs, and a 1930′s Escort Service for Single Ladies

Quickies: #AskThicke Q&A Session Goes Unforseeably Bad, Gender Neutral Bathroom Signs, and a 1930′s Escort Service for Single Ladies

Gentlemen for Rent – In the 1930′s, it was taboo for women to walk around NYC (or any city) unaccompanied by a man. So one entrepreneur came up with an escort service for single women. Read this article for an interesting slice of history. Robin Thicke publicity stunt goes horribly wrong – How did he not see this coming? From Petr. A Woman Wrestles With A Disturbing Family Mement... »

Quickies: Astrology is Not So Harmless, Documentary About Sexism, and Women “Destroying” Sci-Fi

Quickies: Astrology is Not So Harmless, Documentary About Sexism, and Women “Destroying” Sci-Fi

What Happens to Liquid Nitrogen Inside a Vacuum Chamber – I love cool science videos like this. Blurred Lines: The New Battle of the Sexes (BBC Documentary 2014) – “From bomb threats sent to campaigners for more females on banknotes to sexually explicit pop videos. From extreme laddism at universities to rape jokes in the school yard… Kirsty Wark explores whether there̵... »

Quickies: Deadly Fashion Trends, Bridging STEM Divide, and Unethical Medical Studies

Quickies: Deadly Fashion Trends, Bridging STEM Divide, and Unethical Medical Studies

Men’s rights group used feminists’ names on charity application – “Leading women’s and queer rights organizations shocked to learn Canadian Association for Equality listed them on Canada Revenue Agency documents.” From Amy. 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, Part II – I always love looking at these amazing photo collections. Enjoy! The 7 Deadliest Fashion Tren... »

Quickies: Still Not Asking For It, Bee “Saves” Friend, and Vaccines

Quickies: Still Not Asking For It, Bee “Saves” Friend, and Vaccines

The “Still Not Asking For It” Photo, And STFU’s Response - Great photo and excellent response. NSFW. From mrwilson41. A Biologist Debunks the “Bee Saves Its Friend From a Spider” Video One unvaccinated child was patient zero of a measles epidemic – “The problem, at least in the USA, is that those unvaccinated children tend to be clustered in small geographical areas where i... »

Quickies: Clown Motels, Token Strong Female Characters, and Atheism has a Race Problem

Quickies: Clown Motels, Token Strong Female Characters, and Atheism has a Race Problem

Fred Phelps’s Son is the Subject of a Documentary About His Abusive Childhood and Escaping Westboro Baptist – “Nate Phelps ran away from home on his 18th birthday, but he’s only been speaking publicly about his abusive childhood for four years. In that time, he’s received countless emails, phone calls and letters from people who’ve been inspired by his story to deal with their ow... »

Quickies: The Gendered Turing Test, Ex-Con Reviews OitNB, and How Words Matter

Quickies: The Gendered Turing Test, Ex-Con Reviews OitNB, and How Words Matter

Lie Like A Lady: The Profoundly Weird, Gender-Specific Roots Of The Turing Test – From Dan. Consent! – A clever dance song and fun music video. From Heina. “Where the Fuck Are All the Guards?!” An Ex-Con Reviews Orange Is the New Black – Spoiler alert: she reviews the first four episodes of season 2. The Millers, Conspiracy Theories, and Domestic Terrorism – “I spend ... »

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