Vera Rubin, the pioneering astronomer who discovered the first evidence of dark matter, has died at 88. Despite her important work, she was never awarded a Nobel Prize.
Not to undermine celebrity culture, but the woman who discovered the binding force of the universe, Vera Rubin, also died yesterday.
— Jeff Barnaby (@tripgore) December 27, 2016
Passengers: Yet another male fantasy of control and domination. When will forcing women into relationships with men cease to be romantic?
Award-winning Canadian novelist Joseph Boyden defends his right to identify as an Indigenous person, after an article at Aboriginal People’s Television Network called his background into question. Seems this conversation could be applied in more than one arena…
1) Holding to account is not shaming.
2) Asking for clarification of inconsistent claims is not identity policing.
— Daniel Heath Justice (@justicedanielh) December 26, 2016
The last female speaker of the Resígaro language has been murdered in Peru. The body of Rosa Andrade, 67, was found decapitated at her home in the Amazon rainforest. She lived with the Ocaina tribe.
Toronto Fire captain Kevin Hughes has been charged with two counts of sex assault and assault with a weapon. His female co-worker, Jamie Wilson, came forward earlier this year alleging a long history of harassment and discrimination during her time with Toronto Fire Services.