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  • Quickies
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    Quickies: Too many bad apples, pooping LEGOs, Aboriginal star names, …

    Welcome to the LATE edition of Friday Quickies and Cute Animal Friday! Apparently my body decided it needed all the sleep after my trip to Puerto Rico. I’m pretty sure I still have grease from the Arecibo Telescope somewhere on me. But that’s a topic for another post!

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  • Activism
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    Not All Cops.

    Yesterday a grand jury decided that the only person indicted in the killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man choked to death in broad daylight in New York City, would be the person who filmed his death. This morning the St. Louis Police Department posted a social media update titled “Kids will be kids?” I hoped, for one fleeting moment,…

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  • Meta Stuff

    Skepchick Sundaylies: Paper Classes, Dinner Time, and Guide Dogs

    Sunday Funny: Orb Hammer (via xkcd) Escéptica Pakistan and Nobel Prizes (en español) Lulú explains why many Pakistanis are not thrilled with their Nobel laureates. School of Doubt Campus Security Apostrophobia talks to her admins about ebola and guns on campus. Be Careful What You Wish For (Especially When It Involves Prison) An old acquaintance of Alasdair’s is in jail…

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  • Meta Stuff

    Skepchick Sundaylies: PUAs, Genetic Medicine, and 23andMe

    Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 111: The Legend of Kundt’s Tube Mindy applies nodes and anti-notes to longitudinal waves. The Not So Beautiful Game Step 3: In Which Our Narrator Gets Close to Thinking of Women as People, but Veers Off Very Expectedly into Rapiness In which women are things and men are predators. Escéptica Weirdness of the Human…

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  • Activism

    A Day in Ferguson, MO

    I’m writing this post on Sunday night as chaos has just erupted once again in Ferguson, Missouri. And I’m sick to my stomach because I spent most of Saturday afternoon and evening in the town, joining the protestors, and my heart goes out to the community who are trying to keep it together while the world watches their town turn…

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  • Activism

    Riot Response From Los Angeles to Ferguson

    I really wanted to write something profound about the situation happening in Ferguson, MO. The problem is, I know it’s not my story to tell. My story happened 22 years ago and even to that story, I was still merely a witness. I am a white person and I don’t live in Ferguson so I can’t truly understand the pain…

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  • Featured

    We Call Them Pigs for a Reason

    [Content Notice: Gender-Based Violence, Stalking, Threats. Edited for clarity.] Three years ago, I was starting to tentatively explore my same-sex attractions. Socially awkward as I was (and am, really), I tried various Internet outlets that were for women seeking women. Mindful of my safety, I posted a sexy pic that didn’t include my face or any identifiable information. In addition, I…

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