Quickies: 31/08/2012

A follow-up to the inquiry on the Regnerus study (which Will covered earlier) by UT-Austin determines that there was insufficient evidence of scientific misconduct. Apparently ‘ordinary errors, good faith differences in interpretations or judgments of data’, among other things, are ‘… not misconduct’. What say you, readers?

A GLAAD report analysing representations of LGBT people on primetime broadcast and cable TV reveals a lot to be desired. You can read the full report here.

A study finds that hearing the phrase ‘that’s so gay!’ negatively impacts LGB students (they left out the ‘T*’) socially and physically. No doy. I wonder if scientific proof will now help drive the point home?

Check out this super fun photo-shoot of young folk screwing with the gender binary from Rookie magazine. They all look amazing. And so happy.


Featured image was taken by M. Sharkey, for the Rookie Mag photo-shoot.

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Bip lives in Sydney, Australia, where she attempts to study how viruses work and hopes someone gives her a PhD for it. Apart from microscopic organisms, she also has a soft spot for animals, humans and robots. Bip was raised Muslim and female but is now skeptical of both.


  1. August 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm —

    It looks like the first link isn’t working (don’t forget the “http://”!). Here’s the correct link, for anyone reading this.

  2. September 3, 2012 at 8:35 am —

    Apologies! Thanks for that, it’s fixed now.

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