Skepchick Quickies 11.25
Happy Birthday to Julius von Mayer! He was born on November 25, 1814, and was a physicist who became one of the founders of the First Law of Thermodynamics.
- Australian Vaccination Network loses appeal against name change order – Yay! From Jack99.
- “Servants”: Behind the scenes at real-life Downton Abbeys – “A historian offers a ridiculously diverting glimpse of downstairs life in Edwardian England.” I will definitely check this out.
- Women can’t be sushi chefs because their hands cook the fish? Gene investigates illogic – I had never noticed the sushi chef thing before. What do you think of this article? From nowoo.
- Why Did 9,000 Porny Spambots Descend on This San Diego High Schooler? – The world of bots is strange, indeed.
- Breaking: Federal District Court Declares A Religious Income Tax Exemption Unconstitutional – From CriticalDragon1177.
- Everyone Lotion for Everyone, and Men Too – Just another example of the genderisation of everyday products like lotion.
- Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions.
It is 100% worth it to read the Opinion and Order all the way through regarding the FFRF success. I was riveted for all 43 pages. It moves pretty quickly.
It kept me up past my bedtime last night like a good book will.
You know, regarding that sushi thing, I could have sworn I read somewhere that woman average very slightly lower body temperatures due to differences in resting metabolism that results from the slightly different muscle/fat ratios which would make men more likely to ‘warm’ the fish though handling.
I’m sure dudes would find some other magical reason then, haha
Reading the comments, I now uinderstand why Skepchick doesn’t allow us to edit comments.
Just how long are they handling my sushi anyway?
So women shouldn’t touch the sushi with their hands, but it’s okay to use them as serving trays? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyotaimori ) Makes perfect sense.
There are women sushi chefs. The Silicon Valley company I used to work for has it’s own cafeteria that includes a sushi bar and they had at least one woman preparing sushi. There was a little sushi place in the hood for many years, a real “mom and pop” place, just the two of them. They both handled the fish.
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