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Quickies: Intersex Rights, Internet Colonialism in India, and “Detoxing” Clay That May Contain Lead

Little Girls’ Reactions to the New “Curvy” Barbie Prove Why We Need “Curvy” Barbie – “For her Time cover story, Dockterman watched unattended little girls playing with the doll, presumably through …

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Quickies: Harassment, possible meteorite death, and undiscovered species

Harassment isn’t just about individuals, it’s about communities – “Someone we know as a “good person” is absolutely capable of harassing others. It does not mean you’re a terrible person …

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Quickies: Nipplegate Revisited, Beyonce’s Halftime Show, and Whitewashed History

An incomplete review of female comics getting asked if women can be funny – “The ‘debate’ has its modern origins in a 2007 Vanity Fair piece entitled ‘Why Women Aren’t …

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Global Quickies: Abortion as a Human Right, Women in News Websites, and African Folklore in Videogames

PERU (From mrmisconception) “United Nations Committee Affirms Abortion as a Human Right: In a landmark case, Peru has compensated a woman for denying her a medically indicated abortion.” INDIA “India’s …

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Quickies: Wearing hijab, prehistoric buzzsaw fish, and ancient arachnid erections

Yes, this prehistoric fish actually had a buzzsaw of spiraling teeth – “Nicknamed the “buzzsaw shark,” this 270 million-year-old creature is actually an extinct relative of the ratfish called a …

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Quickies: Brain folds, being a woman politician, and alternatives to resting bitch face

The simple physics of how the brain gets its folds – I now have a deep desire to grow gel brains. Lots of men don’t think rape is rape – …

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Quickies: Gay History, White Feminism Strikes Again, and Burping in Space

Not-Very-Feminist Business Lady Successfully Co-Opts Feminism as a Marketing Gimmick. Hooray? – Basically, the founder of Thinx absorbant period underwear (which are a great idea) only started to relate to feminism …

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Quickies: Genetic discrimination, anti-abortion zealots, and bios

DNA got a kid kicked out of school and it’ll happen again – “Colman has genetic markers for cystic fibrosis, and kids with the inherited lung disease can’t be near …

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