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Quickies: Sexual Harassment by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Abortion “Reversal” Laws, and a Man Playing Songs on Cabbage

Blood, Sugar, Sex, Dickheads – “Fuck the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the misogynistic culture of the music industry that kept me from speaking up in 1991. I wish I …

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Global Quickies: Child Marriage Around the World, Pseudoscience and Sexism in Brazil, and Another Atheist Murdered in Bangladesh

BANGLADESH “Isis has claimed responsibility for the murder of a professor in Bangladesh for supposedly “calling to atheism”. Rezaul Karim Siddique, 58, was on his way to the Rajshahi University …

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Quickies: Periods in space, all-male panel on gender, and the feminism of Prince songs

What happens when women get their periods in space – From Amy. Fixing the open letter to Rey – This is such a satisfying read. From Ray. PayPal’s all-male panel …

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Quickies: 50 Shades of Shakespeare, Probiotics in Everything, and Putting Women in Space

Why It’s Still a Struggle to Put Women in Space in 2016 – “Perhaps it’s not surprising that spaceflight—like many science and tech fields—has traditionally been dominated by men. What …

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Quickies: From misogyny to feminism, polio vaccine switch, and the myth of Black Confederates

I was a Men’s Rights Activist – One man’s journey from misogyny to feminism. From Amy. The campaign to eradicate polio takes a giant step forward – “Mathematical modeling suggests …

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Quickies: Superhero Costumes That Only Exist to Show Boobs, Chastity Belts are a Lie, and Privilege in Science Fairs

My Second Great-Grandmother Was a Southern Outlaw—and a Slave – “After Missouri Daniel Blackard—a freedwoman who was born a slave in 1840—witnessed her father’s assassination, she had one thing in …

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Global Quickies: Father Fighting Pseudoscience, A Hero in Mali, and Selfies in Heaven

SPAIN “A Spanish father has launched a court case against a homeopath he accuses of telling his son his cancer could be cured with “fungi and alcohol”.” SIERRA LEONE (From …

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Quickies: The science of delicious food, Loch Ness, and sacred sexuality

Scientists have figured out what makes Indian food so delicious – “In a large new analysis of more than 2,000 popular recipes, data scientists have discovered perhaps the key reason …

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