Quickies: Catching serial rapists

How tracking menstruation helped the USWNT, and queer SF/F recs

An epidemic of disbelief – CW: Sexual assault, rape. Testing a backlog of years-old rape kits has lead to the discovery of many serial rapists, as well as revealing that many serial rapists do not follow patterns that were previously expected.

Queer science fiction and fantasy recommendations – This is a great little database for finding the exact type of queer representation that you’re looking for in your sci fi and fantasy reading. Because representation matters!

Ending period taboo gave US marginal gain in World Cup – “…with a comprehensive understanding of each player’s cycle and related medical indicators, Bruinvels and Scott were able to develop strategies to minimise the performance impact – adjusting diets, sleeping habits, lifestyle factors and training loads for each player. “It empowered them to be proactive,” suggests Bruinvels. “There’s no evidence that someone can’t perform to their best at any time in their cycle – if they are proactive about taking steps.””


Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.

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  1. Its another mirror to Lisak’s findings; ‘Date’ or Acquaintance rapists are NOT different from burglar/stranger rapists. They are violent repeat offenders with multiple crimes in their histories. Whether or not they’re on the swim team.

    Supposedly, the victim’s history is not material to investigation or prosecution. But the accused’s OUGHT to be. Past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior. Lisak’s subjects, all unindicted and not even accused, had an average of 7 rape victims each. And their average age was only about 21.

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