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Quickies: Judge says rapist is not a “classic rapist”, male clinic escorts, and a field experiment on gender stereotypes and video game interactions

Quickies: Judge says rapist is not a “classic rapist”, male clinic escorts, and a field experiment on gender stereotypes and video game interactions

Judge says man who raped a sleeping woman is not a “classic rapist” – ““This was a case where you just lost control of normal restraint,” Judge Michael Mettyear continued in his assessment of Setford. ”She was a pretty girl who you fancied. You simply could not resist. You had sex with her.”” From Sarah. What it’s really like outside an abortion clinic – A... »

Quickies: Hobby Lobby Decision Just Got Worse, Astrobiology, and Banal Nationalism

Quickies: Hobby Lobby Decision Just Got Worse, Astrobiology, and Banal Nationalism

Quick Change Justice - “While you were sleeping, Hobby Lobby just got so much worse.” Remember the good ol’ days of just last week? The Hunt for Life Beyond Earth – “One of the oldest questions may be answered in our lifetimes. Are we alone?” An excellent long article, from Sarah. Banal Nationalism – “In his book by the same name, Michael Billig coin... »

Global Quickies: The BBC Doesn’t Want Cranks, India Doesn’t Want Vishnu Cricketers

Global Quickies: The BBC Doesn’t Want Cranks, India Doesn’t Want Vishnu Cricketers

NIGERIA The Nigerian man committed to a hospital psychiatric ward because he did not believe in god has been was released because of a doctors’ strike which has seen many patients discharged. UK The BBC Trust published a progress report about the corporation’s science coverage, which was criticized in 2012 for giving too much air-time to critics who oppose non-contentious issues. BBC journal... »

Quickies: #AskThicke Q&A Session Goes Unforseeably Bad, Gender Neutral Bathroom Signs, and a 1930′s Escort Service for Single Ladies

Quickies: #AskThicke Q&A Session Goes Unforseeably Bad, Gender Neutral Bathroom Signs, and a 1930′s Escort Service for Single Ladies

Gentlemen for Rent – In the 1930′s, it was taboo for women to walk around NYC (or any city) unaccompanied by a man. So one entrepreneur came up with an escort service for single women. Read this article for an interesting slice of history. Robin Thicke publicity stunt goes horribly wrong – How did he not see this coming? From Petr. A Woman Wrestles With A Disturbing Family Mement... »

Quickies: Astrology is Not So Harmless, Documentary About Sexism, and Women “Destroying” Sci-Fi

Quickies: Astrology is Not So Harmless, Documentary About Sexism, and Women “Destroying” Sci-Fi

What Happens to Liquid Nitrogen Inside a Vacuum Chamber – I love cool science videos like this. Blurred Lines: The New Battle of the Sexes (BBC Documentary 2014) – “From bomb threats sent to campaigners for more females on banknotes to sexually explicit pop videos. From extreme laddism at universities to rape jokes in the school yard… Kirsty Wark explores whether there̵... »

Global Quickies: No Dancing, No Birth Control, No Abandoning a Faith

Global Quickies: No Dancing, No Birth Control, No Abandoning a Faith

IRAN The Iranian government arrested two 23-year-olds for appearing in a music video singing and dancing in support of the Iranian soccer team in the World Cup. SUDAN Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman freed from death row was detained at the airport for allegedly trying to leave the country with fake documents. She’s now been freed again. JAPAN (From Angelina) Some language schools in Japan are f... »

Quickies: Abortion clinic buffer zones struck down, boys’ emotional toolboxes, and lightning strikes

Quickies: Abortion clinic buffer zones struck down, boys’ emotional toolboxes, and lightning strikes

Supreme Court strikes down buffer zones around abortion clinics – “According to the National Abortion Federation (NAF), which closely tracks threats and violence against abortion providers across the country, buffer zones have had a measurable impact in the areas where they’re in place.” Giving boys a bigger emotional toolbox – “Is America’s dominant “man ... »

Quickies: Men and guns, Columbusing, and the peaceful Harappan civilization

Quickies: Men and guns, Columbusing, and the peaceful Harappan civilization

The scary reason some men like guns better than women – “Conflating women and guns is nothing new. Anyone who’s been to a gun show will tell you they’re rife with bumper stickers commenting on the relative utility of women versus firearms (like: “My wife YES, My dog MAYBE, My gun NEVER!”) and jokes about bloodsucking ex-wives.” Finally, a perfect term for when white people ... »

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