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Quickies: Sexist sexual imagery, Marines open combat jobs to women, and how little anti-vaxxers have changed since the 19th century

Notes from a pornographer on sexist sexual imagery and behavior – “The idea that sex-positivity and sexual liberation means everybody expressing every sexual thought and acting on every sexual desire, …

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Quickies: Ebola’s history, pasteurizing breastmilk via smartphone app, and earthquake scientists’ convictions overturned

How “The Hot Zone” got it wrong and tales of Ebola’s history – “Ebola is not like how it’s portrayed in the book. People do not dissolve. Their internal organs …

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Quickies: Megachurch Melt Down, How “The Hot Zone” was Exaggerated, and Consent Explained by a Porn Star

How a Megachurch Melts Down – “What the dissolution of one of America’s fastest-growing churches means for evangelicalism.” How ‘The Hot Zone’ Got It Wrong And Other Tales Of Ebola’s …

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Quickies: The earliest US website, rights of pregnant women, and common misconceptions

Stanford Libraries unearths the earliest US website – From Criticaldragon1177. Pregnant, and no civil rights – “With the success of Republicans in the midterm elections and the passage of Tennessee’s …

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Quickies: Evangelical Warrior Wives, Robotic Penguins, and Tig Notaro’s Legendary Topless Comedy Act

The Warrior Wives of Evangelical Christianity – “In her book, DeRogatis notes an interesting twist in the relationship between feminism and evangelicalism. ‘Many people, over time, started to notice that …

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Global Quickies: India’s Controversial Rape Judgment, Gay People in Iran Forced to Change Their Gender, and New Zealand MP Demoted for Promoting Homeopathy

WORLDWIDE Check out this week’s pictures from In Focus. AUSTRALIA Gang-rape victim Katrina Keshishian launches campaign to recover compensation lost in budget cuts – “A gang-rape victim has been denied more …

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Quickies: Pickup artist causes outrage in Australia, gender-based harassment on Twitter, and shifting religious beliefs in Brazil

Pickup artist Julien Blanc leaves Australia amid outrage – That’s right. Australia cancelled the visa of an American pickup artist for being a violent misogynist. From Jack99. Nonprofit begins “unprecedented” …

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Quickies: Street harassment, making TedX accessible, and child abuse in the Hasidic community

“You’re a good looking girl. I want to attack you.” – “Listen babyfellas: I’m not picking on you. I’m trying to help you. And I’m trying to help me. As …

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