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Quickies: Steamed Vaginas, Sarah Palin’s Gibberish, and Real Bob’s Burgers

Gwyneth Paltrow says steam your vagina, an OB/GYN says don’t – “On today’s episode of ask the experts we pit the gynecologic advice of Gwyneth Paltrow, a consciously uncoupled actress …

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Quickies: Sexism makes women sick, Kamala Khan, and outing adulterous “family values” lawmakers

Sexism is making women sick – “A study published this month in the journal Sex Roles reveals that some of the sexism women face – from catcalling and sexual harassment …

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Quickies: UFO Pictures, Debunking Bulletproof Coffee, and White Privilege Classes

Here’s How The Anti-Abortion Movement Plans To Modernize Its Approach – “Speaker after speaker talked about reclaiming the language and co-opting the label of feminism for their efforts. In doing …

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Global Quickies: Discrimination in Soccer, Doctor Performs Exorcism, and Gay Rights

UK “A Christian GP took a mentally ill patient to his church to perform an exorcism, and told her she would be cursed if she reported him, a medical tribunal …

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Quickies: New atheists wrong about Islam, Bill Maher’s wrongness, and religious home-schooling

New atheists are wrong about Islam. Here’s how data proves it – “New empirical evidence shows anti-Islam crusaders misunderstand Muslim countries, a political scientist tells Salon.” From mrmisconception. Five times …

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Quickies: Gaming organizer ousted, Larry Willmore, and the biodiversity of Disney

Prominent gaming organizer ousted following sexual harassment allegations – From Will. An investigation of the biodiversity of Disney sidekicks – “The ecology of Disney is a strange and unknowable realm, …

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Quickies: Non-GMO Labels, Environmental Whistleblower Tyrone Hayes, and Losing the Middle Class

How Your Food Gets The ‘Non-GMO’ Label – “To receive the label, a product has to be certified as containing ingredients with less than 1 percent genetic modification. Westgate says …

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Quickies: Anti-harassment task force, smarter teams, and being a female engineer

Doxing victim Zoe Quinn launches online “anti-harassment task force” – “The Crash Override site, built by Quinn and game developer Alex Lifschitz, offers free services from “experts in information security, …

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