Quickies

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 ... »

Quickies: Deadly Fashion Trends, Bridging STEM Divide, and Unethical Medical Studies

Quickies: Deadly Fashion Trends, Bridging STEM Divide, and Unethical Medical Studies

Men’s rights group used feminists’ names on charity application – “Leading women’s and queer rights organizations shocked to learn Canadian Association for Equality listed them on Canada Revenue Agency documents.” From Amy. 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, Part II – I always love looking at these amazing photo collections. Enjoy! The 7 Deadliest Fashion Tren... »

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Quickies: What makes a slut, charity science, and assumptions in physics

What makes a slut? The only rule, it seems, is being female – “For those who haven’t had the pleasure of being called promiscuous, it may be hard to understand just how profound an impact it can have. Women’s value and morality are closely – though wrongly – tied to their sexuality. So “slut” (or any of its variations) is an accusation with power behind it.̶... »

Quickies: Still Not Asking For It, Bee “Saves” Friend, and Vaccines

Quickies: Still Not Asking For It, Bee “Saves” Friend, and Vaccines

The “Still Not Asking For It” Photo, And STFU’s Response - Great photo and excellent response. NSFW. From mrwilson41. A Biologist Debunks the “Bee Saves Its Friend From a Spider” Video One unvaccinated child was patient zero of a measles epidemic – “The problem, at least in the USA, is that those unvaccinated children tend to be clustered in small geographical areas where i... »

Quickies: Grief Beyond Belief, daughters make judges more feminist, and why Hodor says Hodor

Quickies: Grief Beyond Belief, daughters make judges more feminist, and why Hodor says Hodor

Grief Beyond Belief launches new site – “Founded by school counselor Rebecca Hensler following the death of her son, Grief Beyond Belief has been operating on Facebook for three years, providing grieving atheists, Humanists and other Freethinkers with spaces in which to share compassion and advice without the uncomfortable intrusions of prayer and proselytizing.” Judges with daug... »

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