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Filed Under:Society & Culture / Skepticism
Posts on Regator:1854
Posts / Week:11.9
Archived Since:April 19, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Grabby Cabbies, Street Harassers, and Ferengi: About Last Weekend

Categories: Feminism Several years ago, I was living on my own in Boston (well, the ridiculously nicer town of Brookline, to be honest). I left a Somerville bar after the subway had stopped running, so I hopped in a cab for the fairly quick trip home. Show More Summary

Live Below the Line Challenge with Claire Knowlton

Categories: Activism Tags: Do Better Challengelive below the linepoverty I meet a lot of inspiring people and sometimes when I’m really lucky they come over to my art studio, eat vegan cake with me and let me photograph them. This was one of those times. Show More Summary

Fundraising Auction: Handmade Beer and/or Dildo Cozy

Categories: Events Meta Stuff Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. The SkepchickCon fundraising auctions are back this week with another one-of-a-kind handmade item, a bottle (or large dildo) cozy that Jodi Thibeault crocheted during the Godless Fiends Fabric Arts Hour, part of Freethought Blogs Conscience 2, the online freethought con. Show More Summary

GoDaddy Released My Personal Information to a Spammer Troll

Categories: Feminism Yesterday, I learned that GoDaddy released personally identifiable information about me to a spammer troll. You see, it all started way back in August of 2011 when I got a dodgy-looking email from someone I didn’t...Show More Summary

4 Myths about Taxes

Categories: Skepticism Tags: public policytax daytaxes If you’re living and working in the U.S. then you know today is that most infamous of “holidays,” Tax Day. You are either rushing to finish your taxes and get it to the post office...Show More Summary

Quickies: Homeless Jesus, stereotypes, and voodoo dolls

Categories: Quickies Statue of a homeless Jesus startles wealthy community – Somebody called the cops on Jesus. The Representation Project: Rewrite the story – Strict gender stereotypes harm us all. Someone finally notices that JohnShow More Summary

Help Without Heaven

Categories: Activism Tags: atheismatheistDo Better Challengefacebookmental healthsupport groups As part of my ongoing Do Better Challenge, I am seeking out people who are doing volunteer work and good deeds to help out in the various secular communities. Show More Summary

How 100 Days of Anti-Dieting Changed My Life

Categories: Guest Bloggers Tags: anti-dietingdietinghealth and fitnesshealth at every sizehealthy weight lossintuitive eating Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is about how one woman, Shaunta Grimes, is currently breaking through the...Show More Summary

Quickies: Jenny McCarthy Backpedals, the Heroin Epidemic, and Homeless Jesus

Categories: Quickies Today is April 14th, and I just want to take a minute to remind you that if you’re up really late tonight (or rather, early tomorrow), you might see the lunar eclipse! Is anyone planning on watching for it? Jenny...Show More Summary

Skeptical Wine-ing, Part IV: Twist and Shout

Categories: Skepticism Tags: environmentalismwine The squeaky anticipation that comes with uncorking a bottle of wine is akin to the tactile sensation of placing a needle on a spinning record: romantic, nostalgic, exciting, evocative, and above all, a vestige of a bygone era. Show More Summary

Skepchick Sundaylies: Computer Gamer, Silent Spring, and Doodling Dongs

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: aspergersbook reviewbulliescarl saganCommon Corecomputer scienceCrazy StoneDemon-Haunted WorldeducationEscepticagame designGogrounded parentsinternet memesMad Art LabRachel Carsonschool of doubtScienceSciFri...Show More Summary

Global Quickies: Ice Cream, Birth Control, and Teapots

Categories: Feminism Quickies Religion AFGHANISTAN (From Mary) Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was shot to death by an Afghan policeman while covering the national election. She covered conflicts for more than 20 years, and earned a Pulitzer Prize in 2005. Show More Summary

Bias in Science: Further Thoughts from Skeptech

Categories: Skepticism This weekend at Skeptech there were many great talks, but one in particular stood out to me as something that could use a bit of fleshing out.”The Other Scientific Method” looked at ways that bias can influence science. Show More Summary

Quickies: Placebos, lab-made vaginas, new Goldieblox commercial

Categories: Quickies Placebo pills made for kids – What do you think of this? From Sarah. Laboratory-grown vaginas implanted in patients – The top comment has a great explanation. From Rebecca. Brazil’s government gives money to women...Show More Summary

Captain Janeway, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Us?

Categories: Anti-Science Feminism I believe that our resident astronomer Nicole will soon be posting about the new geocentric documentary, “The Principle,” but in the meanwhile, here’s a bit of a rant about that, plus our expectations of actors and how Kate Mulgrew is anti-abortion and that makes me even sadder. Show More Summary

Bad Chart Thursday: Bra Cancer

Categories: Anti-Science Random Asides Tags: bad chart thursdaybrasBreast Cancer Hey, ladies. Maybe you’ve heard that “scientists” want you to stop wearing a bra. And by “scientists,” I mean this guy. Apparently, wearing a bra gives you breast cancer, according to breaking news from an intrepid reporter. Show More Summary

Hey Man, You Have IQ All Over Your Face

Categories: Science A study released this month by Czech researchers proves that you can tell the intelligence of a man just by looking at him, but women are a closed book. This probably happens because of all the man hormones telling the ladies what good baby-makers they would be. Show More Summary

Quickies: The harm of psychics, female scientists, and why we don’t read

Categories: Quickies Psychics and mediums: What’s the harm? – Great post by Rebecca Hensler, founder of the Grief Beyond Belief group. Why are there so few female scientists? – Another post in The Toast’s series Gal Science. National Health and Medical Research Council says Australians ‘wasting money’ on homeopathy – From Jack99. Show More Summary

Three Reasons Art Should Matter to Atheism

Categories: Religion Tags: artatheism Does art matter to atheism? This is actually an interesting question that I don’t think movement atheist thinks much about. I have dedicated my life to making art and so I would say that art matters to everything, but let me tell you why I specifically think it matters to atheism as a social change movement. Show More Summary

Top 4 Myths About Being a Skepchick

Categories: Meta Stuff 4. We get paid to be Skepchicks. There are many, many benefits to being a Skepchick that I can’t name here: brand recognition, a platform with a built-in audience, a private and public support system of cool people,...Show More Summary

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