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Quickies: Saving ferrets, Pokemon and anxiety, and subverting nudity in comedy

Government drones spray prairie dogs with M&Ms to help ferrets – “The US Fish and Wildlife Service wants to make sure endangered ferrets stay safe from a deadly disease, so …

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Quickies: Harassment as hate crime, Snapchat filters freeing abuse survivors to speak out, and anti-suffragette postcards

Nottinghamshire police to record misogyny and harassment against women as hate crimes – “Nottinghamshire Police announced crimes ranging from harassment on the street to aggressive physical approaches will be recorded …

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Quickies: Abortion Stories, Woman Against Suffrage, and Being a Black Doctor

The Vagina Monologues, But For Abortion – “Remarkably Normal, by its nonfiction nature, explores the complexities in making the choice to terminate a pregnancy—consistent with its goal to spread awareness …

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Quickies: Women-led podcasts, Clue, Clinton, and bloomers

Women-led podcasts take a risk others won’t: Admitting they don’t everything – Most of my favorite podcasts are women-led: 2 Dope Queens, Serial, Death, Sex & Money, My Favorite Murderer, …

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Quickies: Medical Hoaxes, an Ocean on Pluto, and the Privileged Tiny House Revolution

Why Has It Taken the Menstrual Cup So Long to Go Mainstream? – “In an era ruled by the dogma of innovation, we tend to take it for granted that …

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Global Quickies: Fake Bomb Detectors Removed, Harder Sentence to Quacks, and Sharing Stories of Harassment

GERMANY (From Amy) “German lawmakers unanimously approved legislation on Thursday that would make it easier to prosecute suspects of sexual violence and that defines rape as the violation of a …

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Quickies: Jesus Camp 10 years later, Star Trek, and privilege

The kids of Jesus Camp 10 years later – “The controversial 2006 documentary about an evangelical church camp outraged secular audiences, but its subjects have mixed memories.” From Alex. “Star …

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Quickies: Earthquake science, sex testing, and Iron Man

The “Holy Grail” for earthquake scientists has accidentally been destroyed – “Then, one early June day, a city crew decided to fix the faulty curb — pun intended. By doing …

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