Quickies: Periods in space, X & Y chromosomes, and the worst documentary ever
- What happens when you get your period in space? – “They feared that microgravity might increase the incidence of “retrograde menstruation.” Blood might flow up the fallopian tubes into the abdomen, causing pain and other health problems. No one actually did any experiments to see if this really would be a problem, so there weren’t any data to support or refute these fears.”
- Sex isn’t chromosomes: The story of a century of misconceptions about X & Y – “…with sex chromosomes, perceptions of “normal” play a huge role – not only in what we think that they are and do, but in the very existence of the term “sex chromosomes”.”
- When a sex worker is raped, it’s rape, not “theft of services” – From Mrmisconception.
- 17 completely wrong things about filmmaking I learned from watching “The Sarkeesian Effect” – “It’s clear from the start of Jordan Owen’s The Sarkeesian Effect…that he’s never made a documentary before. Indeed, his filmmaking missteps are so numerous and so flagrant it’s not clear he’s even seen a documentary before. Nonetheless, I think his video might prove instructive to aspiring filmmakers, in that it so clearly demonstrates some of the many ways a documentary can go terribly, terribly wrong.”