gendered toys
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Quickies: The Prevalence of Gendered Toys, an Interview with Syed Family (from Serial Podcast), and Mexican Farm Workers

Product of Mexico – “Farm exports to the U.S. from Mexico have tripled to $7.6 billion in the last decade, enriching agribusinesses, distributors and retailers. American consumers get all the …

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Christian comic
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Quickies: Anti-atheist bias in constitutions, Christian ‘educational’ comics, and being a queer atheist

Movement seeks to remove anti-atheist bias from state constitutions – From Criticaldragon1177. Disturbing Christian ‘educational’ comics – “Despite being mostly ignored by the mainstream media, Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) has …

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Quickies: Meat for Vegans, Knowing Your Cellphone Rights, and Women in Science Who Died Because of Their Work

My Great-Great-Aunt Discovered Francium. And It Killed Her. – “There is a common narrative in science of the tragic genius who suffers for a great reward, and the tale of …

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Global Quickies: Fertilizer in Africa, Innovative Baby Necklaces in India, and a Women’s Revolution in Saudi Arabia

AFRICA Costly fertiliser holds back a green revolution in Africa – “In contrast with their counterparts in the global north and Asia, many farmers in sub-Saharan Africa rely on manure …

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Marie Curie
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Quickies: Heroic scientists, #CrimingWhileWhite, and chimpanzee rights

On heroic scientists and hagiography – “In well-intentioned pastiches of the past, scientific women emerge as cardboard cutouts – the selfless helpmate, the source of inspiration, the dedicated assistant who …

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Satanic holiday display
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Quickies: Satanic holiday display, girls love bugs too, and bat brains

Florida allows Satanic temple to erect “Angel in Hellfire” holiday display – I desperately want a job making Satanic dioramas. From cerberus40. Publisher changes titles after 7 year-old-girl’s complaint – …

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troll
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Quickies: Twitter Targets Trolls, SCOTUS to Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case, and Rape Culture

Woman pens amazing newspaper retraction in support of transgender son  – “In 1995, Yolanda Bogert took out a classified ad to announce the birth of her daughter, Elizabeth Anne. Nineteen …

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Physics pasta
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Quickies: Physicists and pasta, Nature free to view, and Terry Crews on modern masculinity

Physicists invent most annoying shape of pasta to demonstrate new state of matter – “To illustrate how ring-shaped polymers can intertwine in complicated ways, they’ve created anelloni, AKA the most …

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