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Guest Post: The Popcorn Movie in Jeopardy?: A Response to Sady Doyle

Categories: Guest Bloggers Tags: black widowcaptain americacomics to movieshulkiron manmarvel comicspopcorn moviessady doylethe avengerstony stark Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is by Leah Misemer and talks about the difficulties faced when translating comics, which can be produced cheaply and serially, into movies, which are expensive and... (Read more...)

Quickies: Falling for Fake Science, Trans Veterans’ Support Group, and Roe v. Wade and the Right to Privacy

Categories: Quickies Why We Fall For Fake Science – “The retraction of a Science paper claiming a 20-minute talk with a gay canvasser can change views on gay marriage may not quash... (Read more...)

Christian Hypocrisy and the Response to Josh Duggar

Categories: Feminism Tags: christian hypocrisyjosh duggarsexual assault The Josh Duggar scandal has been covered by multiple media outlets. Most people have been quick to point out the hypocrisy of Duggar, who served as the executive director of an... (Read more...)

Auctions for Science End Tonight!

Categories: Skepticism The auctions for the custom cocktail and gamergate embroidery end tonight, starting at 8:30 pm EDT. Click here to view both auctions. These auctions are to raise money for science... (Read more...)

It’s the Sundaylies, with a Little Scientology, a Pinch of Sexual Assault Prevention, and a Dash of Pink Robots

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: astronomyautismBisexualityCerridwendisabilityEscepticagenderqueerGMOsgoing cleargrounded parentslearningLGBTQMad Art CastMad Art LabMaria MitchellParentingQueerekaschool of doubtscience for kidsscience historyScientologysexual...Show More Summary

Siouxsie Wiles Talks LEGO and Gender at TEDx!

Categories: Feminism Official Friend of Skepchick and talented biologist Siouxsie Wiles recently gave an excellent talk at TEDx in Auckland, New Zealand, in which she gives an overview of what has happened... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Diploma Mills, High Heels, and Iron Fish

Categories: Feminism Quickies Religion Science IRELAND “The same-sex marriage referendum will be comfortably passed, based on early tallies from across the country.” FRANCE “The Cannes Film Festival is facing an angry backlash after it was... (Read more...)

Quickies: LGBT scouts, faith healing, and artistic insects

Categories: Quickies Boy Scouts’ chief says ban on gay adults is unsustainable – In the same week as the Girl Scouts officially welcome trans girls as scouts. Faith healing kills children –... (Read more...)

Bad Chart Thursday: Sex, Gender, and Venns for Bigots

Categories: Random Asides Skepticism Tags: AEIbad chart thursdaygendersextrans Got a point you want to make but you can’t back it up? Itching to express your bigoted opinions in a way that gives them a false sense of legitimacy?... (Read more...)

In Which a Man Explains Grammar to Me, a Writer

Categories: Skepticism I had an amusing Twitter conversation with someone the other day, and I felt it worth sharing because of the number of issues happening within. First, we have the usual... (Read more...)

Quickies: Kids on gender in gaming, the Korean language divide, and faked study results

Categories: Quickies Inside the research that could change the perception of kids, gaming, and gender – “Among other things, the survey seemed to show that girls were much more invested in the... (Read more...)

A Survey Did Not Prove Men Want Dependent Wives

Categories: Science Tags: bad sciencerelationshipssurvey Surveys are funny things. You can get some interesting revelations out of a well-done survey, but if the survey has significant flaws you can also end up with a barrage... (Read more...)

That Awkward Moment When March Against Monsanto Used a Slavery Comparison

Categories: Activism Skepticism Tags: gmoMAMythsMarch Against Monsanto Hi guys. Just a quickie to get off my chest. Many of you know that I’m a co-founder of the new counter-protest against March Against Monsanto. I won’t re-hash the... (Read more...)

Auctions for Science: Gamergate Embroidery and Custom Cocktails

Categories: Events Meta Stuff Tags: auctionsCONvergence 2015custom cocktailsFUndraisinggamergateSkepchickCon 2015 The Skepchick auctions are back! And that means SkepchickCon is right around the corner. SkepchickCon is the science and skepticism track at CONvergence, a sci-fi/fantasy con in the Minneapolis area... (Read more...)

“The Rock” Fights a Tsunami in “San Andreas” but Could It Happen?

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: I have a confession to make: I love disaster porn. I don’t mean actual porn where the boom mic is visible…I... (Read more...)

Quickies: Advice for Dealing with Feeemales, Media Coverage of White Gang Violence, and Nudity in Game of Thrones

Categories: Quickies Advice for Interacting With Women, or Advice for Interacting With Children? – “When Austin, Texas, elected a majority-female city council, the city hosted a workshop on interacting with women in... (Read more......

No Shit Study: Scientists Show Conspiracy Theorists Will Believe Anything

Categories: Anti-Science Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: I’ve spoken in the past about how social media can be used to further pseudoscientific thinking, and now there’s yet another... (Read more...)

Quickies: Editing the human genome, boobs, and planetary alignments

Categories: Quickies Francis Collins on CRISPR: “Designer babies make great Hollywood and bad science.” – “Two years ago, scientists quietly developed a technique known as CRISPR/Cas, which allowed them to edit DNA... (Read more...)

Why Last Night’s Game of Thrones Was The Worst

Categories: Feminism Spoiler warning! I’m going to talk about what happened in last night’s Game of Thrones episode (season 5, episode 6: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken) and what happens throughout the entirety of... (Read more...)

Quickies: GMOs, Angry Robots, and Stuntwoman Pictures from Mad Max

Categories: Quickies The Biggest Concerns About GMO Food Aren’t Really About GMOs – “Passing around infographics about which GMO-containing foods to boycott, or putting tons of effort into passing GMO labeling laws,... (Read more......

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