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Quickies: Black American Motherhood, Brain Perception Disorders, and Sarcasm is Awesome

Between the World and Me: Black American Motherhood – “There was a time when some of us believed our daughters were safe. ‘At least you have girls,’ a white colleague …

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Quickies: 4Channers fail to scam feminists, avoiding social science fraud, and Scientology’s personality test

4Channers attempt to scam feminists with “FemCon2015,” fail miserably – “After screenshots of 4chan’s /b/ message board and a related chat room began circulating, FemCon’s day-old Twitter account and Sellfy …

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Quickies: Bad Scientific Transparency, Flu Vaccine Developments, and Body Shapes

‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen – “Perhaps the most shocking thing wasn’t that Buress …

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Quickies: Scientists Against Sexism, Body Shaming Black Female Athletes, and Cystic Fibrosis Drug Price Controversy

Hundreds sign letter criticizing Science for reinforcing “damaging stereotypes” – “After an advice columnist for Science Careers suggested a postdoc ‘put up with’ an adviser’s wandering gaze in June, and …

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Quickies: White Privilege/Victimhood, the Loch Ness Monster, and Low Status Men

Sure, Whites Are Privileged—but Not Me Personally! – ” ‘In both experiments, we found that whites exposed to evidence of white privilege claimed more hardships than those not exposed to …

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Global Quickies: Veil bans, the Queen’s Doctor Wants More Homeopathy, and Immoral Shishas

CHAD “Chadian police have said anyone wearing a full-face veil will be arrested, a day after a Boko Haram suicide bombing – carried out by an attacker disguised as a …

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Quickies: Curing genetic diseases, are trolls winning, and the effect of human noise on whale songs

Can we cure genetic diseases without slipping into eugenics? – “George Q. Daley, of Boston Children’s Hospital, said that CRISPR raises the fundamental issue of whether we are willing to …

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Quickies: Women’s sports aren’t boring, whiteness goggles, and librarian saves LGBT kids books from being banned

There’s nothing boring about women’s sports – “One of the most maddening effects of patriarchy and misogyny in sports is that many women athletes need a tireless, almost evangelical backing …

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