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Quickies: Transgender Activism, Amazing Astro Photos, and the Dead Mother Trope in Kids’ Films

The Woman Who Helped Change How Police Treat Transgender People – “After D.C. resident Patti Hammond Shaw was arrested, she claimed male officers searched her and locked her up with …

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Bad Chart Thursday: Attack of the Hospital Elevator Buttons

I came across this article in my feed, titled “Why you should never, ever touch that hospital elevator button.” I already knew, based on the title, why I probably shouldn’t touch …

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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, …

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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 – …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.” …

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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 …

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