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Quickies: Thing in the Addams Family, Tim Kaine’s Feminism, and Autism in Girls

United Nations for Intersex Awareness – The UN is starting an Intersex Awareness campaign and they’ve also created a video. From their site: “Intersex children don’t need to be ‘fixed’; …

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Quickies: Sexist Locker Room Talk, Non-Fiction Comics, and Paying for Childcare

How to confront sexist “locker room talk,” according to science – “So in the face of uncertainty, he recommends asking others — bystanders on the street, co-workers, or friends, depending …

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Quickies: Gaslighting, Intravenous Vitamins, and Interesting Headstones

Excuse Me, Why Are You Wearing Those Surgical Scrubs Outside The Hospital? – “What I learned reassured me: People wearing scrubs in public places likely aren’t coming directly from an …

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Quickies: Cat Statue, Depression Era Food, and Childcare in the US

A Dearly Departed Istanbul Cat Gets a Commemorative Statue – “Tombili was known for being a chill cat, and this was a common pose for him. But this particular photo …

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Quickies: Niki Massey, Unreliable Diet Studies in Mice, and Viruses That Made Us Human

For Niki – Niki Massey, blogger at The Orbit and all-around great person and activist, passed away this weekend, so here is a tribute for her. Searching for the Black …

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Quickies: Academic Poverty, Fighting Ableism, and Vocal Coaches for Women

Smash Bros. Player’s Sexual Consent Guide Ignites Debate In Community – “The Smash community’s reactions to Chhetri’s article were polarizing. On social media, Chhetri and her report were excoriated. Top …

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Quickies: Witches, Pumpkin Spices, and Bad Science

Origin of the phrase “Roger that” in English – “When a soldier or a radio operator said ‘Roger’ after receiving a transmission, he was simply saying ‘R’ for ‘received’. The …

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Quickies: Cuteness as a Curse, an Ode to Little Brown Girls Everywhere, and Mouse Utopias

‘Being cute just made me miserable’: Mara Wilson on growing up in Hollywood – “She was the adorable little girl in Matilda and Mrs Doubtfire… then the phone stopped ringing. …

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