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Global Quickies: Banned Archie, Female Bishops, and Alien Rock Paintings

Global Quickies: Banned Archie, Female Bishops, and Alien Rock Paintings

SUDAN Sudanese authorities are banning the construction of new Christian churches. Sudan is majority Muslim, but officially guarantees freedom of religion. NIGERIA Malala Yousafzai visited Nigeria to appeal to Boko Haram militants to lay down their weapons and “stop misusing the name of Islam.” UK Church of England leaders voted to allow women to become bishops. The first female bishop... »

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Quickies: Girls love science, chemtrails, and last names

Girls love science. We tell them not to – “A recent article argued that ‘biology and nature sway females away from science.’ Not so fast.” California county votes to investigate chemtrails – From bluebottle. Teen convinces high school to drop abstinence-only sex ed – From Criticaldragon1177. What happened when we gave our daughter my last name – “That mome... »

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Quickies: Sexual harassment in science, atheist wedding officiants, and mansplaining

Sexual harassment is rampant in science – “A new study reveals what women who work in science, technology, engineering, and math have known for a long time: sexual harassment and abuse in those fields is alarmingly widespread.” First woman finishes American Ninja Warrior course – From Donna. Federal judges ramming atheist wedding officiants down Indiana’s throat ̵... »

Quickies: New Thor, Taking Down Dr. Oz, and Lightning Storms from Space

Quickies: New Thor, Taking Down Dr. Oz, and Lightning Storms from Space

Odin’s Beard! Marvel Announces A New Thor — And She’s A Woman – ” ‘This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe,’ Aaron said. ‘But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.’ “ Meet the medical student who wants to bring down Dr. Oz – “Last year... »

Quickies: Social punishment of assault victims, women in eSports, and Church of England approves female bishops

Quickies: Social punishment of assault victims, women in eSports, and Church of England approves female bishops

Why does everyone feel so sorry for men accused of being predators? – “Why is it – in a culture purporting to take allegations of sexual assault and harassment seriously – that victims suffer more social punishment than their accused attackers?” Women-only eSports events do not mean there should be men-only ones – “Women-only events help this slightly by both removing... »

Quickies: Transgender Activism, Amazing Astro Photos, and the Dead Mother Trope in Kids’ Films

Quickies: Transgender Activism, Amazing Astro Photos, and the Dead Mother Trope in Kids’ Films

The Woman Who Helped Change How Police Treat Transgender People – “After D.C. resident Patti Hammond Shaw was arrested, she claimed male officers searched her and locked her up with men who allegedly abused and threatened her. This is how she fought to make sure this won’t happen to others.” Content warning: graphic descriptions of abuse. Kids’ Films And Stories Share A Dar... »

Quickies: Hedy Lamarr, the extinction of guinea worms, and bicycle face

Quickies: Hedy Lamarr, the extinction of guinea worms, and bicycle face

Docs slam rumors that migrants carry disease – “Doctors say they are concerned about false rumors and “hysteria” that the unaccompanied children coming across the border from Mexico into Texas are carrying diseases such as Ebola and dengue fever.” From Michael. Hedy Lamarr: Actor, inventor, amateur engineer – An episode of the Australian radio show The Science Show. From Ro... »

Quickies: Making Coffee in Space, Forensic Science, and Avoiding Eden Foods

Quickies: Making Coffee in Space, Forensic Science, and Avoiding Eden Foods

Let’s Stop Neutralizing Men – An article about how we normalize men’s sports into just “sports.” “The male position is not the neutral position. It has a point of view, the male point of view, which not everyone shares, and which is not always superior. Either clarify everyone or clarify no one, otherwise it sends that message that one group is the norm and the other ... »

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