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Quickies: Monica Lewinsky, street harassment, and hacking traffic lights

Monica Lewinsky on what it’s like to be slut-shamed by the entire world – “I don’t actually know why this whole story became about oral sex. I don’t. It was …

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Quickies: Herd immunity explained with zombies, white men aren’t funny, and slut shaming

Vaccinations explained with zombies – From mrmisconception. White male comedians aren’t funny – Oh boy, so many options to fill out that Bingo card with! The anti-feminist internet targets “Depression …

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Quickies: Teenage Nostalgia, Sexism is Great?, and Domestic Violence

Neural Nostalgia - “Why do we love the music we heard as teenagers?” It’s true–I’m definitely more into the music of my teenagehood now than I was when I was a …

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Quickies: Media obsession with female scientists’ appearance, Fark, and lupus research

Why is the media so obsessed with female scientists’ appearance? – Wouldn’t want anyone to be too scared/intimidated by a woman, so you best be sure to emphasize her feminine …

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Quickies: Racism, Housing Scams, and Fossil-Loving Creationists

What I Did After Police Killed My Son – “Ten years later, we in Wisconsin passed the nation’s first law calling for outside reviews.” From Jamie & Eric. The most …

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Global Quickies: Taxis, Turf, and Fake Ebola Cures

NIGERIA Nigerian official warns pastors and healers to stop making false Ebola-cure claims. He called on those who wanted to rip off members of the public to desist from such …

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Quickies: PMS, LGBT atheists, girls playing D&D, and maternity leave

An unproductive story of reproduction and PMS – Cordelia Fine on the theory that PMS evolved to drive away infertile men. LGBT Americans are “significantly less religious” and there’s almost …

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Quickies: First woman to win Fields Medal, hemp supercapacitors, and cyberstalking

Maryam Mirzakhani becomes first woman to win Fields Medal – “The professor at Stanford University in California was among four Fields Medal recipients at the International Congress of Mathematicians held …

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