Quickies: White feminism, women harassing women, and work towards a universal flu vaccine

    • Rowan Blanchard wrote a powerful essay on feminism – “[W]ith as many issues as feminists have succeeded in adopting, many of us seem to have not accepted the fact that police brutality and race issues are our issues too,” she wrote. “‘White feminism’ forgets all about intersectional feminism. The way a black woman experiences sexism and inequality is different from the way a white woman experiences sexism and inequality.” From Courtney.
    • Our family secrets – A short article in the Annals of Internal Medicine about the unforgivable things doctors do to patients.
    • These boots were made for stalking: When women harass women online – “These cults of personality developed through social media have led many women to experience occasional, aggressive, and unwanted attention from other women. Increasingly, I hear friends mention having stalkers, and they’re rarely referring to men.”
    • Universal flu vaccine a step closer – “Doctors hope that a universal flu vaccine would do away with the need for people at risk to have flu jabs every year, and even protect the public from dangerous, potentially pandemic, strains that jump from birds or pigs into humans.”

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Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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  1. August 26, 2015 at 3:55 am —

    Copy-paste error in the “Universal Flu vaccine” link. It leads to the “Our Family Secret” article instead.

  2. August 26, 2015 at 8:44 am —

    Here you go

    Universal Flu Vaccine

    They might have meant to link to Raw Story, but this is the original article that Raw Story was reporting on.

  3. August 26, 2015 at 8:49 am —

    I knew Rowan Blanchard was talented for such young actress, but I had no idea she was brilliant, too.

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