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Quickies: Awkward Time Capsules, Therapy as a Hobby for the Wealthy, and Social Media Misogyny

Categories: Quickies 11 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out About Having An Abortion – Sometimes, the feelings behind having an abortion are complicated. Sometimes, it’s relief mixed with guilt, and sometimes it’s more... (Read more...)

Utah Now Requires That Doctors Lie To You

Categories: Religion Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: As we know, Republicans are traditionally in favor of smaller government. Currently, though, they are in favor of government that is... (Read more...)

It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Menstrual Hygiene, Captain America’s Boyfriend, FOIA Abuse, and more!

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: blacklightbook reviewscaptain americaDandelion SeedsFOIAgrounded parentsMad Art LabMenstrual Hygeine Daypedagogyschool of doubtTeen Skepchickweekend reads Sunday Funny: When to Kill Humans: A Flowchart (via SMBC) Teen Skepchick Menstrual Hygiene Day Let’s talk about periods for Menstrual Hygiene Day. Mad Art Lab Can You Make a... (Read more...)

Shakespeare in the Time of the Apocalypse

Categories: Book Club Tags: apocalypsedystopic futureemily st john mandelstation eleven A popular question in fiction is, what would the world look like if society collapsed? Whether it’s through war, disease, famine, alien destruction, it all goes back to human nature.... (Read more...)

CELL PHONES DON’T CAUSE CANCER

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: CELL PHONES STILL DON’T CAUSE CANCER. Okay? Cell phones. Do not. Cause. Cancer. Usually I like to mess around, and build... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Racist Ad in China, Gay Refugees in the Netherlands, and Brazil Confronts Rape Culture

Categories: Quickies BRAZIL “Police in Brazil are attempting to identify 30 men who allegedly participated in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, which was filmed on a cellphone and then distributed... (Read more...)

OK Cupid Users Doxed in the Name of Science!

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: If you used OK Cupid between November 2014 and March 2015, congratulations! You may have been the unwitting subject of an... (Read more...)

Quickies: Superbugs, appreciating without appropriating, and giant sperm

Categories: Quickies The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the US – “For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics... (Read more...)

Quickies: Essays on human biology, feminists of Wakanda, gymnastics, and Neanderthals

Categories: Quickies New book of essays on human biology has exactly ZERO contributions from women – “Yes, a book with 23 different contributors to 18 different essays on the wondrous diversity and... (Read more...)

“The Biggest Loser” Study Doesn’t Prove Weight Loss is Impossible!

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: When weight loss is in the news, it inevitably revolves around the idea that it’s impossible to do, or if you... (Read more...)

Queereka looking for writers!

Categories: Meta Stuff Hey everyone! Queereka is looking for new writers. The gig requires with some commitment and provides zero monetary pay, but what it lacks in generating coin is made up for with... (Read more...)

Racist Algorithms, Crime, and the Ethical Use of Data Prediction

Categories: Feminism Tags: algorithmsprisonracismsocial justicestatistics ProPublica came out with an excellent piece this week by Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu and Lauren Kircher looking at the algorithms used by the US justice system to... (Read more...)

Quickies: Hillary’s “Woman Advantage,” How The Media Avoids Saying Penis, and Banana Flavoring

Categories: Quickies David Miscavige’s Father Exposes Scientology’s Cruelest Policy – “An ex-Marine who had modest success as a musician and a salesman, Ron Miscavige introduced his family to Scientology and spent more... (Read more...

Shrill by Lindy West

Categories: Book Club Feminism Tags: lindy west It’s true that you don’t really know what it feels like to be targeted with the nonstop deluge of obsessive online harassment until it happens to you. How it seeps... (Read more...)

Quickies: Transgender Choruses, the Fallibility of DNA Testing, and How Technology is Helping People with Disabilities

Categories: Quickies The False Promise of DNA Testing – The science of DNA testing is only as reliable as the humans who operating the sample collection and testing equipment, as more people... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies! Dancing for a Cause, the Tragedy of Dian Fossey, Children as Werewolves, and more!

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: Ann Coulterbathroom billschemtrailscomic booksconspiracity theoriescultural differencesdancingDian Fosseydomestic violence sheltersEscepticaEurovisiongrounded parentsInternet Meme Demolition DerbyMad ArtShow More Summary

Global Quickies: Terminator of Child Marriages, Confronting a Witchdoctor Who Wants Your Organs, and Banning of the Bulls

Categories: Quickies CAMEROON “Stephane Ebongue fled Cameroon because of the colour of his skin – his albinism made him a target for those who believe such people have special powers. Years later... (Read more...)

Organized Atheism: Isn’t That an Oxymoron?

Categories: Skepticism It’s rare that we spend time on Skepchick defending organized atheism, but every now and then someone makes a comment so ignorant that I just have to throw it back to... (Read more...)

Hookers for Jesus Wants to “Save” Sex Workers Whether They Want It or Not

Categories: Feminism Religion Tags: jesussex work Hookers for Jesus is an absolutely real non-profit organization started by Annie Lobert, a former sex worker, in order to save women from the evils of prostitution via the most... (Read more...)

Quickies: Genes are overrated, gendered baby clothes have got to go, and the Babel fish

Categories: Quickies Genes are overrated – “Their discovery wasn’t predestined, nor do they dictate our destinies—and current ideas about them may die.” From Will. Texas Republicans accidentally call the majority of Texans... (Read more...)

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