oldbooks2
Quickies

Quickies: How to write women characters, the vaginome, and men in feminism

Writing women characters as human beings – “A female character who behaves like a guy and is portrayed as “one of the boys” or “as good as a man” in …

READ MORE →
doctor
Quickies

Quickies: Testing Activity Trackers, Trusting Dr. Google Over Actual Doctors, and Mycotoxins

Activity Trackers Compared: Most Suck at Tracking Your Sleep – “Your fitness tracker may claim to measure your sleep, but how accurate is it? To find out, sleep specialist Dr. …

READ MORE →
Vitamins
Quickies

Quickies: The myth of vitamins, rats and the plague, and photographing light

Vitamin B.S. – “How people came to believe the myth that nutritional supplements could make them into better, healthier versions of themselves.” Plague, fleas, and the rats of NYC – …

READ MORE →
birth control
Quickies

Quickies: Poor Women Priced Out of Contraception, Passive Racism, and the Emotional Cost of Being Feminist in Public

VA Refuses to Recognize Veteran’s Wife and Child – “The Department of Veterans Affairs has ordered an Iraq war veteran to pay back federal benefits she earned for her wife …

READ MORE →
turkey3
FeminismQuickiesReligion

Global Quickies: Men Showing Support in Skirts, IS Destroys Art, and Terrible Football Chants.

IRAQ Islamic State militants ransacked Mosul’s central museum, destroying priceless artifacts that are thousands of years old. Mosul’s central library has also been attacked by Isis and 100,000 books and …

READ MORE →
The controversial dress
Quickies

Quickies: MRAs, drug testing welfare recipients, and that damned blue/white dress

What kind of man joins the men’s rights movement? – The caption for that first photo…just ugh. From Courtney. Drug testing welfare users is a sham, but not for the …

READ MORE →
Feminist Thor
Quickies

Quickies: Brianna Wu withdraws from Pax East, bulldozing the white men’s internet, and Thor is a feminist

Brianna Wu withdraws from PAX East, citing safety concerns – “In recent days, Wu has also been surprised by one of her chief online tormentors, a man who called himself …

READ MORE →
uterus
Quickies

Quickies: Confusing Female Anatomy, White Feminist Oscar Speeches, and Fake Viral Stories

Patricia Arquette’s Feminism: Only for White Women – “It’s easy to laugh at the timid way that celebrities frequently wade into feminism, offering pat statements scripted by a team of …

READ MORE →