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Quickies: Dealing with death as an atheist, Obama on racism, and Anonymous

Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing To Do With God – Greta Christina’s new book is now out in ebook formats. It will be out in audio on Dec. …

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Quickies: End of the Year Lists, Wonder Woman’s Disappointing Debut, and the Serial/Ferguson Connection

25 Women Who Drove the Culture in 2014 – You won’t be disappointed by this list of awesome women. If you think someone was left out, leave that in the …

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Quickies: Self-tracking apps, hair dye, and e-books

How self-tracking apps exclude women – “If sex-tracking apps are a caricature of what straight white men think sex is, then fertility-tracking apps are a caricature of what straight white …

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Quickies: What Happens During a “Cleanse,” Male Rape Survivors Mistreated at SMU, and Eradicating Homophobia

When the Victim is Male – “Southern Methodist University violated Title IX when it failed to provide a “prompt and equitable response” to the alleged sexual assault of a male …

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Global Quickies: Norway’s Lucky Rabbit, Brazil’s Facebook Page for the Homeless, and Sudan’s Storytellers

GLOBAL Check out the Photos of the Week from In Focus! AFGHANISTAN Meet Afghanistan’s ‘Bruce Lee’ – “Just a few weeks ago, Abbas Alizada was a just another young Afghan …

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Quickies: Comet water, schools’ discipline of girls, and the Women’s Leadership Project

Rosetta finds water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth – “Measurements from Rosetta’s Rosina instrument found that water on comet 67P /Churyumov-Gerasimenko contains about three times more deuterium – …

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Quickies: Brogrammers, bad victims, and MRAs mad at Dawkins

This “joke” job listing encapsulates everything wrong with brogrammer tech culture – Ah yes, the classic, “It’s just a joke!” defense. Bad victims – “People who have been sexually assaulted …

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Quickies: The Prevalence of Gendered Toys, an Interview with Syed Family (from Serial Podcast), and Mexican Farm Workers

Product of Mexico – “Farm exports to the U.S. from Mexico have tripled to $7.6 billion in the last decade, enriching agribusinesses, distributors and retailers. American consumers get all the …

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