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    Quickies: COVID models, #JusticeForBre, and more…

    What? The Friday Quickies are back on an actual Friday?! I mean, all time is Jeremy Bearimy anyway, but whatever bit of normalcy I can hang on to, I will. First, some COVID-related stuff: The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them: A fascinating and straightforward explanation of exposure risks in everyday situations. Staying 6 feet apart won’t help anyone…

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    Friday Quickies: COVID-19 Edition

    Hey, all! I feel like I’ve spent the last week in some kind of Twilight Zone here in the US with regards to all of the coronavirus news. Luckily, I have some friends with biology expertise who can help me navigate the ins-and-outs in a field where I do not have expertise. So, for today’s Quickies, I’d like to share…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: White supremacy, misogyny, and gun violence in America

    Quickies: White supremacy, misogyny, and gun violence in America

    Everything is shit and I am tired. A Former FBI Whistleblower Explains Why the Federal Government Is Failing on Domestic Terrorism—And How to Fix It – “It’s a matter of Justice Department policy that deprioritizes this white supremacist violence. As a matter of policy, the Justice Department defers the investigation of hate crimes to state local law enforcement agencies… but…

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  • Random AsidesPhoto of Throwback Bad Chart Thursday: Sugar Could Make Us Immortal

    Throwback Bad Chart Thursday: Sugar Could Make Us Immortal

    Originally published on March 20, 2014. I was casually strolling about the Internet the other day, enjoying a hot fudge doughnut M&M sundae, as I am wont to do, when I came across some SHOCKING news about US sugar consumption: By 2606, the US Diet will be 100 Percent Sugar. My first thought was that this would be only a…

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  • FeaturedPhoto of The 344th Slut: A French Feminist Fights for Equality

    The 344th Slut: A French Feminist Fights for Equality

    It’s a longstanding feminist complaint: men can do anything from yardwork to club sports with their torsos exposed, but when a woman appears topless in public it’s considered illegal and indecent. What may surprise American readers is the fact that France, a country we associate with racy films and nude beaches, shares this double standard—and just like in the United…

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  • ActivismPhoto of Food is for White Liberals What Sex Is For The Religious Right

    Food is for White Liberals What Sex Is For The Religious Right

    It occurred to me a few weeks ago after a discussion based on a pro-GMO post Kavin wrote for Grounded Parents. Bring up reproductive rights and liberals shake their heads and remark on the incredible cognitive dissonance of the Religious Right. Sure, the Right is “small government” in theory, but it’s about sex, liberals shrug. It’s about policing women’s bodies and an…

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  • FeaturedPhoto of Bad Chart Thursday: Sugar Could Make Us Immortal

    Bad Chart Thursday: Sugar Could Make Us Immortal

    I was casually strolling about the Internet the other day, enjoying a hot fudge doughnut M&M sundae, as I am wont to do, when I came across some SHOCKING news about US sugar consumption: By 2606, the US Diet will be 100 Percent Sugar. My first thought was that this would be only a 5 percent increase in my current…

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    The Female Athlete Triad, part 2: The Right Stuff

    (Content notice: disordered eating.) My dietician is punching away at a calculator, as I watch her with the trepidation I might feel watching an airline employee attempting to find me a new flight in a snowstorm. “So, you’re not eating enough to begin with, and then a third of your calories are coming from alcohol or chocolate,” she says with…

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