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Quickies: Gay History, White Feminism Strikes Again, and Burping in Space

Not-Very-Feminist Business Lady Successfully Co-Opts Feminism as a Marketing Gimmick. Hooray? – Basically, the founder of Thinx absorbant period underwear (which are a great idea) only started to relate to feminism …

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Quickies: Genetic discrimination, anti-abortion zealots, and bios

DNA got a kid kicked out of school and it’ll happen again – “Colman has genetic markers for cystic fibrosis, and kids with the inherited lung disease can’t be near …

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Quickies: The God Gap, Zika Virus and the Abortion Debate, and the Price of Being a Woman

One Woman’s Reaction To Every ‘White Man’s Sentence’ – ” ‘In case you haven’t realized, it’s somehow become necessary for old white men to tell me how to speak.’ That’s how …

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Global Quickies: Manpons, Confetti, and the Australian Dream

ITALY “Pope Francis has attacked same-sex marriage and civil unions, ahead of a debate in the Italian Senate at introducing civil unions for same-sex couples.” UK “WaterAid’s campaign to raise …

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Quickies: Heartmob, the restaurant industry, new Barbies, and seal whiskers

Hollaback launches anti-online harassment site, Heartmob – “Heartmob’s work is twofold: It acts both as a support network, and as a place to document harassment. According to the site, a …

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Quickies: Schizophrenia breakthrough, women weightlifters, and the post-blizzard Senate

Schizophrenia breakthrough as genetic study reveals link to brain changes – “People are more at risk of schizophrenia if they inherit genes that lead to excessive loss of healthy brain …

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Quickies: Conspiracy Theories, Books Featuring Black Female Protagonists, and the Cost of Cheap Chocolate

Maths study shows conspiracies ‘prone to unravelling’ – “It’s difficult to keep a conspiracy under wraps, scientists say, because sooner or later, one of the conspirators will blow its cover. A …

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Quickies: “Boosted” Immune Systems, Probiotics, and Rebel Virgins

Why bingeing on health foods won’t boost your immune system – “These are tempting prospects at this time of year, but ones that are foiled by an inconvenient truth: they …

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