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Quickies: Women hermits, winter in Antarctica, and showy male feminists

Where are all the women hermits? – “…if the hermit is always a man, if there’s nobility in his solitude, then what’s left for women? Old maid. Hag. There must …

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Quickies: Video games about consent, who’s to blame for vaccine resistance, and revenge porn mogul pleads guilty

What video games can teach us about consent and intimacy – “Consent is a prickly topic to navigate — in society, in sex, even in our own heads. But learning …

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Quickies: Satanists and Religious Freedom, Homeschooling and People of Color, and Female Scientists in Nigeria

One Man’s Quest to Rid Wikipedia of Exactly One Grammatical Mistake – ” ‘I feel sometimes that this motivation feels a little bit fuzzy, or a little bit negative in …

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Quickies: Discrimination in science, paying more to church-going foster parents, and inflammation treatment breakthrough

Black and Latina women scientists sometimes mistaken for janitors – “…a new report on women of color in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, found that 100 percent of …

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Quickies: Food Babe Doesn’t Ingest Chemicals, Facebook and Native American Names, and Scams in the 1800s

The Food Babe is a Raving Lunatic – “Quick: what’s the most absurd thing you’ve ever heard a person say? That vaccines cause autism? That lizard people live under Los …

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Global Quickies: Taekwondo for Equality, Laughing at Sexists, and Jailing Opposition for Sodomy

UK (from Dan) “Just when we didn’t think she could get any more amazing, Queen Elizabeth II called gay marriage in England “wonderful.”” NORTH KOREA (from Ray) The recent history …

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Quickies: FDA doesn’t protect us, offense discourse, and birth control

Infoporn: Proof that the FDA isn’t protecting Americans’ health – “Whenever the FDA catches falsified data or unreported side effects, it issues a warning letter to document the bad research. …

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Quickies: Hasidic atheists, vaccination rates in Silicon Valley, and lollipop science

The double life of Hasidic atheists – “There are far fewer women in this situation than men, and the women were even harder to draw out. They risk losing their …

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