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Filed Under:Society & Culture / Skepticism
Posts on Regator:2081
Posts / Week:12.2
Archived Since:April 19, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Craft Beverage People: Do Better.

Categories: Feminism Tags: beergentrificationmarketingracismsexismwine CN: Slurs; rape jokes; racist and sexist langage and images (mostly in links) It’s no secret that the artisanal food and beverage criticism field is a pretty privileged bunch. Show More Summary

Quickies: Lowest difficulty setting in action, 45th anniversary of Apollo 11, and prioritizing rape kits

Categories: Quickies The lowest difficulty setting in action – A 25-year study of children in Baltimore shows that even at the same low income level, straight white men still have it easier. Apollo 11 turns 45: A lunar landing anniversary retrospective – From Criticaldragon1177. Show More Summary

Quickies: Limping Ladies, UConn Settles Sexual Assault Suit, and the Use of Turbans During the Jim Crow Era

Categories: Quickies Victorian Strangeness: The bizarre tale of the ladies who limped – If you laugh at this story about a strange fad, just remember that the whole “one glove” trend inspired by Michael Jackson wasn’t too long ago. Gangs...Show More Summary

Skepchick Sundaylies: The Game, Thor’s Armor, Snowpiercer, Inclusive Atheism, Subtle Sexism, Helicopter Parenting, and Identifying as Disabled

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: abuseacademiaaccessibilityanti-choiceatheismbi-erasureBisexualitycomic booksConstantinecosplayDBTdisabilityEscepticagrammargrounded parentsHIV/AIDShobby Lobbyidentityinclusive atheismLGBT rightsMad Art Labmathematicsmovie...Show More Summary

Skepchick Book Club: Jesus Land

Categories: Book Club Tags: escuela caribeevangelical christianityjesus landjulia scheeresnew horizons youth ministriesphysical abusesexual abuse Note: Information about next month’s book is at the bottom of this post. Content Warning:...Show More Summary

Anti-Feminist Vlogger Jaclyn Glenn Plagiarizes YouTube & Twitter Comments

Categories: Feminism There have been many recent examples of high profile plagiarism scandals, from Jane Goodall to Slavoj Žižek to Shia LeBeouf to Jonah Lehrer. Add to that noteworthy list Jaclyn Glenn, who you probably don’t know unless you are super into YouTube anti-feminists or if you follow Richard Dawkins on Twitter. Show More Summary

Global Quickies: Banned Archie, Female Bishops, and Alien Rock Paintings

Categories: Feminism Quickies Religion Skepticism SUDAN Sudanese authorities are banning the construction of new Christian churches. Sudan is majority Muslim, but officially guarantees freedom of religion. NIGERIA Malala Yousafzai visited...Show More Summary

Quickies: Girls love science, chemtrails, and last names

Categories: Quickies Girls love science. We tell them not to – “A recent article argued that ‘biology and nature sway females away from science.’ Not so fast.” California county votes to investigate chemtrails – From bluebottle. Teen convinces high school to drop abstinence-only sex ed – From Criticaldragon1177. Show More Summary

Science has an Image Problem

Categories: Activism Feminism Guest Bloggers Science Tags: Science Magazinesexism This post is written by Mad Art Lab contributor Seelix, aka Emily. Emily is a Science Communicator, Forensic Anthropologist, Costumer and QA Analyst, sometimes, but not usually, all at once. Show More Summary

Quickies: Sexual harassment in science, atheist wedding officiants, and mansplaining

Categories: Quickies Sexual harassment is rampant in science – “A new study reveals what women who work in science, technology, engineering, and math have known for a long time: sexual harassment and abuse in those fields is alarmingly widespread.” First woman finishes American Ninja Warrior course – From Donna. Show More Summary

Quickies: New Thor, Taking Down Dr. Oz, and Lightning Storms from Space

Categories: Quickies Odin’s Beard! Marvel Announces A New Thor — And She’s A Woman – ” ‘This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe,’ Aaron said. ‘But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.’ “ Meet the medical student who wants to bring down Dr. Show More Summary

Disappointed Feminists

Categories: Feminism Random Asides Tags: disappointmentselfiesTumblr I still consider myself relatively new to feminism. At least, I’ve only in the last few years begun to realize that I am one. And I’m finding out, sadly, that it involves a whole lot of disappointment. Show More Summary

New Video! Is That a Magnet in Belinda Carlisle’s Pants?

Categories: Anti-Science Here’s the sort-of transcript: Belinda Carlisle, beloved lead singer of the Go-Go’s, has hit menopause, which yes, should make all of us feel old. It seems that if there’s one thing worse than bleeding out of your crotch for four or five days a month for 30 or 40 years, it’s menopause. Show More Summary

Cosplay SkepchickCON-Style

Categories: Events Tags: cosplayGame of ThronesMad Art LaboitnbSkepchickCONslave leo Another SkepchickCON has come to a close and this year was one of the best ever. As usual, our merry band of Skepchick Network contributors walked the halls of CONvergence in some top notch cosplay. Show More Summary

Cross-Post: We Aren’t Ready for Inclusive Atheism Yet

Categories: Feminism Let me just say first that I agree with what you’re about to shout into your computer, that supportive and accepting inclusivity should always be a top priority for any community group or movement, especially one...Show More Summary

Quickies: Social punishment of assault victims, women in eSports, and Church of England approves female bishops

Categories: Quickies Why does everyone feel so sorry for men accused of being predators? – “Why is it – in a culture purporting to take allegations of sexual assault and harassment seriously – that victims suffer more social punishment...Show More Summary

Are Religious People Victims?

Categories: Religion Skepticism This is a guest post by Tony Lakey. Tony is a queer atheist, a social justice and interfaith activist, and an alleged Faitheist. A contributor to Columbia Faith and Values, he studied Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Missouri – Columbia, where he also ran a secular student group. Show More Summary

Quickies: Transgender Activism, Amazing Astro Photos, and the Dead Mother Trope in Kids’ Films

Categories: Quickies The Woman Who Helped Change How Police Treat Transgender People – “After D.C. resident Patti Hammond Shaw was arrested, she claimed male officers searched her and locked her up with men who allegedly abused and threatened her. Show More Summary

Skepchick Sundaylies: Open Wireless, Nature vs Nurture, Urine Therapy, World Cup, and Pro-GMO

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: Assassins CreedbiologyDBTEnglishEscepticaevolutionfeminismFIFA World Cupfoodfootballgenetically modified organismgmogrammargrounded parentshigher educationinternetlanguageMad Art Labmental healthnaturenurtureopen...Show More Summary

Gobal Quickies: Genies, Sects, and Hitler

Categories: Skepticism TAIWAN (From criticaldragon1177) Christian organizations are forming alliances with Taoist and Buddhist groups to influence government policy against same-sex marriage.   NEPAL (Via Ateorizar) A Withcraft Act will...Show More Summary

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