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 Trends Of All Time – A gingivitis fad, arsenic clothing dyes, and combustible combs are among the trends in this piece.
- Bridging the STEM Divide Youth Conference & White Atheist STEM Hypocrites – The Black Skeptics blog discusses the legacy of segregation in STEM fields. From Amy.
- The Making Of OK Go’s ‘The Writing’s On The Wall’ Video – I love the making-of video as much as the music video.
- A Clinic In San Antonio Gave Women Fake Birth Control – “In the early 1970s, a birth control clinic in San Antonio gave indigent women fake birth control as part of a medical study.”
Wow, shades of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study on that last one. Were there no informed consent procedures in the 70s? (I ask because between this, Tuskegee, and the coercive sterilization of Indian women, I have to wonder…)
The National Research Act in the US was passed in 1974. The actual ethical guidelines came out later as a result. Not that everyone has always followed them even now that they exist.
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