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Anti-Science Fatphobia and ProteinWorld

Categories: Feminism Last month, I wrote about some of the severe anti-science rhetoric I’ve seen coming out of the Health at Every Size camp, particularly from Ragen Chastain and the people who... (Read more...)

Cross-Post: The Myth of Magical Thinking

Categories: Skepticism Tags: infertilityIVFmagical thinkingmiscarriageNIAWpregnancy losssecondary infertilitystillbirthThe Secretvision boards Editor’s Note: This piece was originally posted on Grounded Parents and is written by Angela about the pervasiveness of magical thinking in the infertility community. If you want to read... (Read more...)

Doctors Against Dr. Oz: Keep Your Eye on the Snake Oil Salesman

Categories: Science Skepticism Tags: autismbiotechnologyDr OzmedicineMoms Across Americasnake oil salesman Until recently, Dr. Mehmet Oz’s grip on the nation was firm. Indeed, America’s television doctor has charisma on his side. The handsome host’s demographic is composed largely of adoring women... (Read more...)

Quickies: The Damage of Fake Medicines, Catcalling, and Why People Misunderstand Each Other

Categories: Skepticism This is Who You Are When You’re Catcalling – “Then the light bulb moment — he realizes that this is not an interview about how best to catcall women but... (Read more...)

Sundaylies with Artist Ray Johnson, Scientist Lauren Uhde, New Horizons, Iceman, Bisexual Stereotypes, Karma, Free Will and Censorship in Blog Comments

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: #sciartartNew Horizonssundaylies Helllloooooo friends! It’s time for the Sundaylies, your weekly recap of what is hip and happening in the world of art, science and skepticism. I for one have had a... (Read more...)

#AskAChemist: Turn distill for what?

Categories: Skepticism Tags: ask a chemistdistilled watertap water In this episode of #AskAChemist, I answer a question for mammalogist and field biologist @DNLee. She works with pouched rats and, very shortly, a fog machine. The not-so-secret recipe Dr. Lee’s... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Racist Jewelry, Racist Columnist, and Volcanoes

Categories: Anti-Science Feminism Quickies Religion Science Skepticism PAKISTAN “The progressive activist and organizer who ran Pakistan’s first-ever hackathon and led a human rights and a peace-focused nonprofit known as The Second Floor (T2F) was shot dead today... (Read more...)

Quickies: Chola Fashion Trends and Feminism, Dinosaur Feathers, and Native American Actors Protest Stereotyped Characters

Categories: Quickies Why Rich People Think They’re Middle Class – “Chris Christie’s net worth (at least $4 million) is 50 times that of the average American. His household income of $700,000 (his... (Read more...)

So You’ve Publicly Wrong: Anatomy of a Good Apology

Categories: Feminism Tags: apologiescomic booksforced apologiesmisogynysexism After making utterly distasteful comments during an interview regarding Black Widow, actors Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner offered two very different apologies today. From Entertainment Weekly: “Yesterday we were asked... (Read more...)

Bad Chart Thursday: Random Axes

Categories: Random Asides Skepticism Tags: bad chart thursdaysteampunk cyborgsundaeszombie fetus I’ve had maybe three hours of sleep over the past few days, and my ability to sentence words is at a statistically significant low. But my sleep deprivation is your... (Read more...)

Cross-Post: Iceman is gay because being bi is unthinkable

Categories: Reviews This post was written by Vince at Queereka. If you’re a comic book fan you probably already know that Iceman of the X-Men has been outed as gay. It’s been... (Read more...)

Not Responding to Dangerous Road Rage Means the Trolls Won

Categories: Feminism Yesterday, I was driving home from a friend’s place around dusk. I approached a traffic light at which I was turning left. I had the green light but a car... (Read more...)

The Paradox of Meritocracy

Categories: Feminism Tags: gender pay gapmeritocracywage gap I’ve written about the gender pay gap before and every time I do I get people who respond by insisting that there is perfect equality in the workplace and any... (Read more...)

Quickies: What Anti-Vaxxers Sound Like, Racism in Schoolteachers, and Celebrating Single Women’s Lives

Categories: Quickies This Is What Anti-Vaxxers Sound Like To Normal People – “We all know how ridiculous some of the more staunch anti-vaxxers sound, but this video by Girl Pants Productions highlights... (Read more...)

Quickies: Gender Bias in Textbooks, Empowered vs. Sexually Objectified, and Public Shaming

Categories: Quickies Italian Astronaut Wears Star Trek Uniform Aboard International Space Station – “On Friday, Cristoforetti, 37, Tweeted a photo of herself wearing not just any Star Trek uniform but one from... (Read more...)

Is It Moral to Steal Betta Fish?

Categories: Skepticism The other day, I tweeted this heartwarming (though sad at first) series of photos showing a person rescuing a betta (sometimes known as Siamese Fighting Fish) that was near death,... (Read more...)

Quickies: Scientology Spies, the School-to-Prison Pipeline, and Inspiring Women

Categories: Quickies Report: Scientology spy pretending to be a Time reporter tries to interview Paul Haggis – “When Haggis’ staff began to research Webber, it became apparent that there was no Time... (Read more...)

Ad Hominem Fallacy: A Lesson for Sea World

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: As someone who has spent the past decade advocating for people to think critically, which includes being able to identify and... (Read more...)

Quickies: Trash Food and the Language of Classism, Childfree People, and Checking the Wrong Privilege

Categories: Quickies Australia’s LGBT-Only Island – “Marriage equality discrimination led a group of Australian activists to set their rainbow flag on Cato Island. This ‘homeland’ even has a Gloria Gaynor anthem.” Trash... (Read more...)

Skepchick Book Club: Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church

Categories: Book Club Tags: banishedlauren drainWestboro Baptist Church Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month, we read Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church by Lauren Drain, whose father is currently the head of the... (Read more...)

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