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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 ... »

Quickies: Judge says rapist is not a “classic rapist”, male clinic escorts, and a field experiment on gender stereotypes and video game interactions

Quickies: Judge says rapist is not a “classic rapist”, male clinic escorts, and a field experiment on gender stereotypes and video game interactions

Judge says man who raped a sleeping woman is not a “classic rapist” – ““This was a case where you just lost control of normal restraint,” Judge Michael Mettyear continued in his assessment of Setford. ”She was a pretty girl who you fancied. You simply could not resist. You had sex with her.”” From Sarah. What it’s really like outside an abortion clinic – A... »

Quickies: Hobby Lobby Decision Just Got Worse, Astrobiology, and Banal Nationalism

Quickies: Hobby Lobby Decision Just Got Worse, Astrobiology, and Banal Nationalism

Quick Change Justice - “While you were sleeping, Hobby Lobby just got so much worse.” Remember the good ol’ days of just last week? The Hunt for Life Beyond Earth – “One of the oldest questions may be answered in our lifetimes. Are we alone?” An excellent long article, from Sarah. Banal Nationalism – “In his book by the same name, Michael Billig coin... »

Global Quickies: The BBC Doesn’t Want Cranks, India Doesn’t Want Vishnu Cricketers

Global Quickies: The BBC Doesn’t Want Cranks, India Doesn’t Want Vishnu Cricketers

NIGERIA The Nigerian man committed to a hospital psychiatric ward because he did not believe in god has been was released because of a doctors’ strike which has seen many patients discharged. UK The BBC Trust published a progress report about the corporation’s science coverage, which was criticized in 2012 for giving too much air-time to critics who oppose non-contentious issues. BBC journal... »

Quickies: #AskThicke Q&A Session Goes Unforseeably Bad, Gender Neutral Bathroom Signs, and a 1930′s Escort Service for Single Ladies

Quickies: #AskThicke Q&A Session Goes Unforseeably Bad, Gender Neutral Bathroom Signs, and a 1930′s Escort Service for Single Ladies

Gentlemen for Rent – In the 1930′s, it was taboo for women to walk around NYC (or any city) unaccompanied by a man. So one entrepreneur came up with an escort service for single women. Read this article for an interesting slice of history. Robin Thicke publicity stunt goes horribly wrong – How did he not see this coming? From Petr. A Woman Wrestles With A Disturbing Family Mement... »

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