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  • FeminismPhoto of Cross-post: The Perennial Problem of Gendered Dress Codes

    Cross-post: The Perennial Problem of Gendered Dress Codes

    Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared at Grounded Parents and is written by Cerys Gruffyydd. If you want to leave a comment, please click through the link at the bottom.  ***** Recently I was chatting about dress codes with a friend whose husband is a high school principal. They were lamenting that he had been caught in the crossfire between…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Trigger Warnings, Books About Abortion, and Nicki Minaj’s Wax Figure

    Quickies: Trigger Warnings, Books About Abortion, and Nicki Minaj’s Wax Figure

    A Quick Puzzle to Test Your Problem Solving – “A short game sheds light on government policy, corporate America and why no one likes to be wrong.” (I know this puzzle is from last month, which makes it practically ancient in internet years, but if you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you.) The Trigger Warning Myth – “How have trigger…

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  • Afternoon InquisitionPhoto of AI: Florida Teen is Charged with Felony Because of a Science Experiment. Fair?

    AI: Florida Teen is Charged with Felony Because of a Science Experiment. Fair?

    Ok, ok I get it. We are all understandably on edge because of the horrible Boston bombings and we are still reeling from what feels like constant attacks on our schools with premeditated, planned attacks that have changed the way we look at the world. Kids, LITERAL KIDS are getting their hands on semiautomatic weaponry and using them to get…

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  • Afternoon InquisitionPhoto of AI: Advice for University-Bound (Or Not) Students

    AI: Advice for University-Bound (Or Not) Students

    There are more students than ever going to pursuing higher education, and thanks to the recent Skepchick Census I know that most of you readers have participated in some sort of post-secondary education. Sometimes high schoolers come to me and ask for college advice, but my opinions are only related to my personal experience. Some people majored in something they…

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  • Girls Doing Science, Kicking Ass

    Names may have been taken, as well. As if you all needed any more proof that chicks can do science just as well as dudes, the Sciencewomen blog is reporting that 17-year old women swept the top prizes at the International Science and Engineering Fair yesterday. Rock on, ladies! Details after the jump.

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