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

Blog Post Archive

Global Quickies: Governments Fail Children, Diplomatic Immunity, and Evil 3G

Categories: Feminism Quickies Religion IRELAND (From Ciarán) A suicidal refugee teen, in care of the state and pregnant from a rape, was forced to give birth even though she was entitled to have the... (Read more...)

Quickies: Face mites, megadroughts, and exoplanets

Categories: Quickies You’ve got face mites – A great article by Bug Girl including a face mite gif and a photo of a face mite penis. Australian federal ministers urged to boycott... (Read more...)

Thank God for Ebola!

Categories: Religion The current outbreak of ebola has been in the news for awhile now, and for good reason: it’s already killed more than 1,200 people in Western Africa, and it infected... (Read more...)

Quickies: Sarkeesian receives death threats, climate change models, and geek girls

Categories: Quickies Anita Sarkeesian driven out of home by online abuse and death threats – She shared the the tweets that threatened her and used her home address yesterday. Trigger warning, they’re... (Read more...)

The Church vs. Game of Thrones!

Categories: Feminism First of all, a big fat SPOILER ALERT for Game of Thrones! The books as well as the TV show. OK, everyone ready? So the next season of Game of... (Read more...)

Guest Post: The Second Amendment is for White People

Categories: Guest Bloggers Tags: Fergusongun rightsNRAsecond amendmentstricter gun control Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post, by Jon Childress, is a must-read on the racial politics of guns in America.  If you haven’t been following (on social media, not cable news)... (Read more...)

Quickies: Prayer Meetings, Anti-Vax Mentality, and the Indifference of White America

Categories: Quickies How neuroscience is being used to spread quackery in business and education – The origin of the phrase “cargo-cult science” and how charlatans and pseudoscientists are co-opting neuroscience language without... (Read more...)

Happy Women’s Equality Day! Celebrate By Not Being Drafted Into the Military

Categories: Feminism August 25, was Women’s Equality Day. On that day in 1920, women finally won the right to vote in the United States. That’s right – the US has only been... (Read more...)

Go ahead, drink your Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Categories: Science Skepticism Tags: cancerpumpkin spice lattestarbucks People love Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. A lot. This beverage has its own twitter account with nearly 78,000 followers. When Starbucks announced they would start selling this seasonal beverage early, people lost their... (Read more...)

Moving Social Justice: An Interview With Sikivu Hutchinson

Categories: Activism Feminism As marginalized and minority voices in the United States seek to bring attention to social justice-oriented causes, one of many groups joining that fight are humanists & atheists. But despite... (Read more...)

Quickies: New Tropes vs. Women in video games, Mary Beard, and when good journals go bad

Categories: Quickies Women as background decoration, part 2 – Anita Sarkeesian’s latest video is out! The troll slayer – A New Yorker piece on Mary Beard, her work as a classicist, and... (Read more...)

Cross Post: The Radical Notion that Children are People

Categories: Feminism Parenting Tags: childfree insultschildren are people toochildren's rights Editor’s Note: This cross post from Grounded Parents was written by Cassandra Phoenix. Click through the link at the bottom to read the full post and make comments.  I... (Read more...)

Quickies: Bill Nye Fights for Science, Gaming Misogyny, and Comic Book Parents

Categories: Quickies Tuskegee Syphilis Study Recruitment Letter – An example of the letter sent out to some black men in Alabama, in one of the most infamous cases of unethical science. Gaming... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies: PUAs, Genetic Medicine, and 23andMe

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: 23andMedisabilityEscepticafeminismFergusongenetic medicineGodel's ontological proofgrounded parentsinflamatory bowel diseasephysicspickup artistpolicePUAsracismReligionScienceSkeptabilityskepticismTeen Skepchickwhite...Show More Summary

Skepchick Book Club: Life Ascending

Categories: Book Club Tags: life ascendingnick lane Note: Information about next month’s book is at the bottom of this post. Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month we read Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of... (Read more...)

Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence – Except in Rape Claims?

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at Patreon! No Gods No Masters tee available on Skeptical Robot (remember to take 50% off with code hellyeah50 at checkout)! Transcript: In a previous... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Ebola, Satan and Strange Protocols

Categories: Anti-Science Feminism Quickies Religion Skepticism BELGIUM The Chief of Protocol for the city of Brussels has been arrested for taking off the full-face veil of a Qatari princess after she asked him for directions. She... (Read more...)

Christian Attempts to Outlaw Boobies in Ohio

Categories: Religion Support more videos like this on Patreon! Transcript: Patrick Johnson runs Personhood Ohio, a religious group that lobbies politicians to restrict women’s access to healthcare under the guise of protecting... (Read more...)

Quickies: Monica Lewinsky, street harassment, and hacking traffic lights

Categories: Quickies Monica Lewinsky on what it’s like to be slut-shamed by the entire world – “I don’t actually know why this whole story became about oral sex. I don’t. It was... (Read more...)

50% off Everything! It’s the Skeptical Robot Moving Sale!

Categories: Meta Stuff For a limited time, take 50% off everything at Skeptical Robot! Use offer code “hellyeah50? at checkout to save! As some of you may know, I’m planning to move across... (Read more...)

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