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Transwoman Caught Creeping in Target

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! A transwoman has been caught trying to take photos of a woman in a Target dressing room, leading to a lot of handwringing... (Read more...)

Quickies: Defining sex, alcohol linked to cancers, and autism in the workplace

Categories: Quickies Finally a sanitary pad advertisement done right! – CN: Blood. Yup, that’s right, a sanitary pad ad that actually shows blood! From Veronica. What is a “male body?” – “The... (Read more...)

Ghostbusters, Misogyny, and Perceptual Bias

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Did you know there’s a new Ghostbusters remake? If you’re a woman on the internet I bet you did, since it’s... (Read more...)

Quickies: Embarrassing Presidential Campaign Logos, Kickstarter Failures, and Ghostbusters

Categories: Quickies The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists – “Before we jump in, some caveats to keep in mind: Our survey was not a scientific poll. For one,... (Read more...)

Quickies: Cancer center advertising, Ghostbusters physics, and the world’s chicest cult

Categories: Quickies Cancer centers tripled ad spending in the last decade; are they pushing hope or hype? – “Over the last decade, direct-to-consumer marketing by cancer centers has soared, with much of... (Read more...)

Ghostbusters Just Fulfilled a Bit of My Childhood

Categories: Feminism Tags: Ghostbustersgirlsmovietoys Me: “Oh my god oh my god 5-year-old me would have lost her MIND if she saw this Ghostbusters movie with ladies in it!” Him: “Well, 30-something-year-old you did just lose... (Read more...)

Pokémon Go Players Getting Robbed!

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! This week, I, like every other responsible, upstanding, well-adjusted adult, have been obsessed with catching Pokemon in the new Pokemon Go mobile augmented... (Read more...)

What to do when somebody says they’re voting for Trump

Categories: Politics Tags: politicsTrumpvoting This is a situation that must be handled with the diplomacy, tact, and  je ne sais quoi. Fear not! We have giftastic advice for 18 DIFFERENT scenarios. You’re welcome. When you’re... (Read more...)

It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! #TrumpPence Logo, Yellow Bamboo, Classroom Robots, and more!

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: #TrumpPenceAgnes MocsyartdesigneducationEscepticagrounded parentslogoMad Art CastMad Art Labmartial artspregnancyQCDquantum chromodynamicstechnologyyellow bamboo Sunday Funny: Null hypothesis confirmed. (via SMBC) Mad Art Lab Mad Art Cast: Art Lowers Stress Even If You Suck At It and the New Blue The Gang talk about... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Un-Islamic Pokemon Go, Queens in Iran, and Sexual Violence During Running of the Bulls

Categories: Quickies SPAIN It’s running of the bulls season so, as every year, this happens: “Police in Pamplona have arrested 16 men over the last few days as they investigate reports of... (Read more...)

Quickies: Saving ferrets, Pokemon and anxiety, and subverting nudity in comedy

Categories: Quickies Government drones spray prairie dogs with M&Ms to help ferrets – “The US Fish and Wildlife Service wants to make sure endangered ferrets stay safe from a deadly disease, so... (Read more...)

I Have a Problem With the Police

Categories: Activism This is a guest post by Mike Nam. Nam is a journalist and activist from the NYC metro area. He has volunteered for observing police interactions through Cop Watch, escorted... (Read more...)

Quickies: Harassment as hate crime, Snapchat filters freeing abuse survivors to speak out, and anti-suffragette postcards

Categories: Quickies Nottinghamshire police to record misogyny and harassment against women as hate crimes – “Nottinghamshire Police announced crimes ranging from harassment on the street to aggressive physical approaches will be recorded... (Read more...)

Quickies: Abortion Stories, Woman Against Suffrage, and Being a Black Doctor

Categories: Quickies The Vagina Monologues, But For Abortion – “Remarkably Normal, by its nonfiction nature, explores the complexities in making the choice to terminate a pregnancy—consistent with its goal to spread awareness... (Read more...)

Quickies: Women-led podcasts, Clue, Clinton, and bloomers

Categories: Quickies Women-led podcasts take a risk others won’t: Admitting they don’t everything – Most of my favorite podcasts are women-led: 2 Dope Queens, Serial, Death, Sex & Money, My Favorite Murderer,... (Read more...)

Quickies: Medical Hoaxes, an Ocean on Pluto, and the Privileged Tiny House Revolution

Categories: Quickies Why Has It Taken the Menstrual Cup So Long to Go Mainstream? – “In an era ruled by the dogma of innovation, we tend to take it for granted that... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies! Cosplaying Like a Lady, Sunken Treasure, and Lessons in Selling Art

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: AntikytheraartcosplayEmmett Frostgenderbending cosplayMad Art CastMad Art Labselling Sunday Funny: Woman Scientist (via Things In Squares) Mad Art Lab Mad Art Cast: Sunken Treasure, Antikythera and special Guest Jim Tigwell The Gang discuss sunken treasure, unearthed secrets and... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Fake Bomb Detectors Removed, Harder Sentence to Quacks, and Sharing Stories of Harassment

Categories: Quickies GERMANY (From Amy) “German lawmakers unanimously approved legislation on Thursday that would make it easier to prosecute suspects of sexual violence and that defines rape as the violation of a... (Read more...)

Quickies: Jesus Camp 10 years later, Star Trek, and privilege

Categories: Quickies The kids of Jesus Camp 10 years later – “The controversial 2006 documentary about an evangelical church camp outraged secular audiences, but its subjects have mixed memories.” From Alex. “Star... (Read more...)

July Book Club Pick: Shrill by Lindy West

Categories: Book Club This month, we will be reading Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West. I’ve been following her writing for years and so I know I’m going to like this... (Read more...)

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