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Quickies: Vaccine preventable diseases, a history of sex dolls, and suits

It’s August: A time to be aware of vaccine-preventable diseases – From Anna, “A really powerful post by a former Peace Corps volunteer, who writes of the devastation of vaccine-preventable …

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Quickies: Comets, TERFs vs. trans people, and butterflies

Rosetta arrives at a comet – “Rosetta and Philae may be robots, machines, but the minds and hearts of a lot of real, emotional human beings are behind them. And …

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Quickies: Mega Penguins, Tea Party Scammers, and Science Experiments on Vine

Exclusive: ‘Pro-Troop’ Charity Pays Off Tea Party Cronies Instead – “Move America Forward has collected millions to send care packages to U.S. troops. But its assets have been used to …

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Quickies: Abortion in Mississippi, support blog for sexual assault victims, and Sam Brownback

The abortion ministry of Dr. Willie Parker – “In Mississippi, there is only one clinic where a woman can go if she needs an abortion. The state is trying to …

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Quickies: Uganda and Anti-Gay Laws, Joss Whedon’s Biography, and RBG is Branded a “Misandrist”

Uganda Anti-Gay Law Struck Down by Court – “A Ugandan court struck down a punitive anti-gay law on Friday that has strained Uganda’s relations with the West, but the court …

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Quickies: A forensic pathologist’s day, feminism doesn’t make women “victims,” and the diversity gap in sci-fi/fantasy films

A day in the life of a forensic pathologist – “At this point a television pathologist would change into designer shoes and jet off to the park, where she would …

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Quickies: Harry Potter, Supreme Court algorithms, and Nicki Minaj’s butt

Harry Potter helps battle bigotry – “In two different studies, young Italians took note of “the positive attitudes and behaviors of Harry Potter toward stigmatized fantastic groups,” and this fantasy-world …

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Quickies: Abortion and Junk Science, Quantum Cheshire Cat, and Facial Transplants

Senate Abortion Hearing Reveals Junk Science Behind Women’s Health Laws – “This month, a Senate committee held a hearing on whether to halt the growing number of state laws reducing …

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