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Global Quickies: Bad Recommendations, Feminist Hero, and Sacrificial Goats

PAKISTAN “Pakistan International Airlines may have resumed flying operations for its ATR planes, but mere clearance wasn’t apparently sufficient for the company. To ward off ‘evil eye’, they have reportedly …

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Quickies: Trumpist dystopias, identity politics, and revenge porn

8 disabled women changing the world through politics – From Mary. Women and African-American SF writers created Trumpist dystopias because they were beta testing trumpism – “While some science fiction …

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Quickies: Scurvy, Teen Pregnancies, and BRAAAM

Asking this question can help prevent unplanned pregnancies among teens – “Primary providers, obstetricians, and gynecologists routinely ask their adult female patients, ‘Would you like to become pregnant in the …

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Quickies: Dinosaur tail, homeopathic drug disclaimer, and badass women

First dinosaur tail found preserved in amber – “The tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur, including bones, soft tissue, and even feathers, has been found preserved in amber, according to a …

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Quickies: Protest socks, the counter-protest that scared the KKK, and books for your reading list

The movement to send semen-soaked socks to anti-abortion lawmakers – “Under the name Cumrags for Congress, the project is meant to push back against a transparent effort to make women …

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Quickies: SNL’s Depictions of Women Who Support Trump, Michael Lewis’s New Book, and Farming in Space

What happened to all of the drugs the media panicked about? – “The introduction of the internet decades later helped spread a new kind of drug craze. Like memes, stories …

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Quickies: Trevor Noah Matters, Chap Records, and Trump’s Treasury Pick

Trevor Noah didn’t “destroy” Tomi Lahren on The Daily Show. What he did was much better. – “But three weeks after Trump’s win, Noah has started to move on to …

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Quickies: The myth of Patient Zero, Dr Oz and olive oil, and what Gamergate should’ve taught us about the alt-right

What Gamergate should have taught us about the alt-right – “The similarities between Gamergate and the far-right online movement, the “alt-right”, are huge, startling and in no way a coincidence. …

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