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In Which I am to Organize my Life Around the Possibility of Pregnancy

Like many empty headed ladies who don’t take seriously their inevitable and impending baby making futures, I do not particularly worry that what I consume will damage a future baby.  The CDC has just called me out on this, with its latest recommendation that I should never consume alcohol unless …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Don’t Drink and Sex, Turtles and the Real Paleo Diet, and the Continued Denial of Climate Change in the U.S.

The CDC recommends women who can have children not drink unless on birth control.  I really wish the focus were on reducing unplanned pregnancies rather than telling women not to drink because think of the children. (via USA Today) Some early peoples ate turtles.  The press release speculates that children …

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Reality Checks: Progress for Women in India, Head Transplants, Murder by Cow, and Fixing Flint’s Water

Court holds that women can be the head of household in India. (via Think Progress) The problem with head transplants. (via The Crux) How not to get killed by a cow. (via Inkfish) The long process of fixing the water crisis in Flint, MI. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Micolo …

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Reality Checks: Native American Ballerinas, the Global Health Emergency which is Zika, Babylonian Astronomy, and the Health Benefits of Vaginal Fluid

The Zika virus is now a global health emergency. (via Al Jazeera) Babylonian astronomy in tracking Jupiter. (via History) It seems to be beneficial for newborns to be smeared in vaginal fluid. (via Ars Technica)  A lovely retrospective and tribute to native American ballerinas. (via NYTimes) Featured image credit: Maria Tallchief, Unknown photographer …

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Cryptophile: Cerberus

Welcome to cryptophile, the series in which I discuss fantastical creatures and the biological mechanisms that might or might not make them plausible. I’m back from a self-imposed hiatus after finishing my master’s degree and trying to get my gender issues to be recognised by my country. But all that …

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Feminism

In Which I am to Organize my Life Around the Possibility of Pregnancy

Like many empty headed ladies who don’t take seriously their inevitable and impending baby making futures, I do not particularly worry that what I consume will damage a future baby.  The CDC has just called me out on this, with its latest recommendation that I should never consume alcohol unless …

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