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Quickies: South Korea’s “Gamergate,” Scientology in Taiwan, and Men’s Inherent Distrust of Women

Instagram is building the anti-harassment tools Twitter won’t – “Instagram has been building a series of anti-harassment tools and plans to roll some of them out to all users in …

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Quickies: Cosplaying to Protest Racist Dress Code, Leslie Jones and Black Humanity, and Bill O’Reilly Affirms Terribleness

When The Boss Institutes A Strict Dress Code, Start Cosplaying At Work – “Office dress codes are a real drag, even with Casual Fridays, but employees who want to keep …

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Quickies: The Killing Joke Movie Disaster, the Pressure of Creating Perfect Bento Boxes, and Donald Trump’s Racist Dad

 The Killing Joke Movie Is a Disaster, Right Down to Its Comic-Con Panel – “It was during the Q&A that things got dicey. A Joker cosplayer asked the writers why …

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Quickies: Embarrassing Presidential Campaign Logos, Kickstarter Failures, and Ghostbusters

The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists – “Before we jump in, some caveats to keep in mind: Our survey was not a scientific poll. For one, …

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Quickies: Abortion Stories, Woman Against Suffrage, and Being a Black Doctor

The Vagina Monologues, But For Abortion – “Remarkably Normal, by its nonfiction nature, explores the complexities in making the choice to terminate a pregnancy—consistent with its goal to spread awareness …

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Quickies: Medical Hoaxes, an Ocean on Pluto, and the Privileged Tiny House Revolution

Why Has It Taken the Menstrual Cup So Long to Go Mainstream? – “In an era ruled by the dogma of innovation, we tend to take it for granted that …

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July Book Club Pick: Shrill by Lindy West

This month, we will be reading Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West. I’ve been following her writing for years and so I know I’m going to like this …

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Being a Redshirt on a Bad Sci-fi Show

What if your only purpose in life was to serve as an expendable target? Not only that, what if the only reason that you were alive was to die on …

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