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Filed Under:Society & Culture / Skepticism
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Archived Since:April 19, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Stephanie Zvan and A Woman’s Room Online

Categories: Activism Events Feminism Tags: A woman's room onlineStephanie Zvan If you are anywhere near Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 7th, at 7 pm, I encourage you to join the women of LAWAAG and see a talk by Stephanie Zvan.... (Read more...)

Quickies: Texas textbooks, privilege, and breasts

Categories: Quickies In Texas textbooks, Moses is a founding father – “The Texas State Board of Education is studying how textbook publishers responded to the state’s ideologically driven guidelines for teaching history.... (Read more...)

The Hidden Cost of “Leaking” Celebrity Nudes: Kim Kardashian

Categories: Feminism Support more videos like this at! Sort-of-transcript: Another day, another batch of celebrity nudes have been “leaked”, which is a word used to downplay the fact that these were... (Read more...

Quickies: Campus Sexual Assault Revolution, Synthetic Biology, and Sexist Atheists

Categories: Quickies How My Chronic Pain Shaped My Views About Abortion – “There’s no correlation between being in favor of reproductive rights and having chronic pain. But these issues have a great... (Read more...)

The truth about apple pie spice

Categories: Random Asides Skepticism People lost their damn minds when they learned Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) did NOT contain pumpkin.  As it turned out, the key part of the Starbucks PSL is pumpkin spice, which... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies: Numismatic Quilling, Names on Facebook, Atheist Rosh Hashanah, Life Before Disability

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: anxietyartatheismbook reviewscollege professorsDBTdisabilityEscepticafacebookfootballgrounded parentsLGBTQMad Art LabMaryam Mirzakhaninamesneil degrasse tysonNFLParentingpersonal storiespseudonamespseudosciencePUAsQueerekaquillingRedefining...Show More Summary

Skepchick Book Club: Lost At Sea

Categories: Book Club Tags: jon ronsonlost at seaSylvia Browne Note: information about next month’s book are at the bottom of this post. Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month, we read Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Mars on a Budget, Sharia Law, and The Vatican Arrests a Priest

Categories: Feminism Quickies Religion Science Skepticism INDIA India has succeeded, at their first attempt, to send an operational mission to Mars. The Mangalyaan mission was also really cheap, $74 million. That’s less than what making the... (Read more...)

Quickies: Chemtrails, being a target, and Nanopatch vaccine delivery

Categories: Quickies Activists will gather this weekend to protest imaginary chemtrails – From Mary. How it feels to be a target – “I am targeted for rape and other types of sexual... (Read more...)

#GamerGate and Game Journalism’s Ethics Problem

Categories: Feminism Support more videos like this at Relevant links: Overview of harassment against Zoe Quinn IRC chat logs Duke Nukem PR fail Kotaku on mock reviews EA’s BS A good... (Read more...)

Quickies: Ken Jennings’ Ableist Wheelchair Joke, Fighting for Birth Control, and ‘The Princess Bride’

Categories: Quickies Skepticism Ugh: Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings tweets super offensive “wheelchair” joke – Hopefully by the time you read this, he will have issued an apology. (For some reason, though, I’m not... (Read more...)

Battlestar Galactica: The Species or Human Rights

Categories: Skepticism I’ve been watching Battlestar Galactica for the past few months (warning: some spoilers ahead), and generally deeply enjoying the show, particularly President Roslin. Until a few episodes ago when President... (Read more...)

Rebecca Vs. Hal Lublin in Ready 2 Rumble Boxing!

Categories: Random Asides A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to spend a little time with Hal Lublin, one of the stars of two of the most popular podcasts in the English-speaking... (Read more...)

Quickies: Crocoduck, Emma Watson, and breast pumps

Categories: Quickies Kirk Cameron’s crocoduck comes back to bite him in the ass – “Science has bestowed upon us the real-life equivalent of a crocoduck—a magnificent specimen that illustrates how evolution actually... (Read more...)

Sexism, Transphobia and Arguments from Biology

Categories: Feminism Science Tags: brainbrain genderestrogen vibegender differencesam harrissex differencesexismsexual dimorphismtransgender A lot of you have probably seen the comment by Sam Harris quoted in the Washington Post where he claims “there’s something about that critical posture that is to some... (Read more...)

Quickies: Trans TV Show, GoFundMe Bans Abortion-Related Funds, and Wonder Woman

Categories: Quickies In ‘Transparent,’ Transgender Issues Are A Family Affair – “Transparent is a comedy-drama that centers on a family and their lives following the discovery that their father, whom they’d known... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies: Scottish Art, Student Privacy, Dating with Kids, and the Intersection of Racism and Ableism

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: ableismartbookscollegedatingdisability activistseducationEscepticagrounded parentsKanye WestLGBTQMad Art Labmovie reviewsParentingphysicsQueerekaschool of doubtScienceScottish independenceSkeptabilitysleepstuden...Show More Summary

Global Quickies: ‘Happy’ Dancers Sentenced to Jail, A Boy Gets Justice, and Cyclists Defend ‘Naked’ Uniform

Categories: Feminism Quickies Religion Skepticism IRAN The young men and women who were arrested in May for posting a video of themselves dancing to Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy” have been sentenced to six months in prison... (Read more...)

Music Break! Are Video Games Sexist? Auto-Tune Rebuttal

Categories: Feminism Skepticism Tags: Christina Hoff SommersJonathan Mannmusic Jonathan Mann did an absolutely inspired and glorious rebuttal of Dr Christina Hoff Sommers recent youtube video. And he did it to music. If you do not know Christina Hoff... (Read more...)

Guest Post: Insight into the Lives of the Intersexed

Categories: Feminism Guest Bloggers Tags: Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndromeintersexintersex identity Editor’s Note: You may remember Amy’s last guest post about the Invisible Intersexed Community. Next, she tackles what it feels like to be diagnosed as intersexed (with a female identity). ... (Read more...)

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