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

Blog Post Archive

Global Quickies: ‘Happy’ Dancers Sentenced to Jail, A Boy Gets Justice, and Cyclists Defend ‘Naked’ Uniform

Categories: Feminism Quickies Religion Skepticism IRAN The young men and women who were arrested in May for posting a video of themselves dancing to Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy” have been sentenced to six months in prison... (Read more...)

Music Break! Are Video Games Sexist? Auto-Tune Rebuttal

Categories: Feminism Skepticism Tags: Christina Hoff SommersJonathan Mannmusic Jonathan Mann did an absolutely inspired and glorious rebuttal of Dr Christina Hoff Sommers recent youtube video. And he did it to music. If you do not know Christina Hoff... (Read more...)

Guest Post: Insight into the Lives of the Intersexed

Categories: Feminism Guest Bloggers Tags: Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndromeintersexintersex identity Editor’s Note: You may remember Amy’s last guest post about the Invisible Intersexed Community. Next, she tackles what it feels like to be diagnosed as intersexed (with a female identity). ... (Read more...)

“First World Problems” versus Checking Your Blind Spots

Categories: Skepticism Tags: first world problemshypocrisylogical fallaciesperspectiveprioritiessocial justice I’ve written a few posts in recent months for which I received the common logical fallacy response that we at the Skepchick Network not-so-fondly refer to as “Dear Muslima.” It... (Read more...)

Quickies: Planetary protection officer, giant squid dissection, and Wonder Woman

Categories: Quickies Meet NASA’s one and only planetary protection officer – “Her job is to ensure that NASA and other U.S. organizations that journey into space adhere to the regulations put in... (Read more...)

SkeptiCon is Coming and a call to ARTISTS!

Categories: Activism Events Religion Science Tags: artskepticon It’s that time of year when the Midwest’s largest and only FREE skeptic and atheist conference takes place. That’s right, SkeptiCon is just around the corner and THIS year it’s... (Read more...)

Quickies: Sugar substitutes affect gut biome, gaming award show bomb threat, and how hip-hop can help humanism

Categories: Quickies Sugar substitutes linked to obesity – “This is the first work to suggest that sweeteners might be exacerbating metabolic disease, and that this might happen through the gut microbiome, the... (Read more...)

Sam Harris Doesn’t Understand Bell Curves

Categories: Feminism Tags: bad chart thursdaybell curvesestrogen vibesam harrissexismstatistics It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another round of Bad Chart Thursday. This week, rather than make fun of a bad chart, I was inspired to write a... (Read more...)

The Science of Identifying Jack the Ripper!

Categories: Science Maybe you heard that researchers claimed (in a Daily Mail exclusive) to have discovered the true identity of Jack the Ripper? Well, I decided to ask Skepchick forensic scientists Amanda... (Read more...)

Quickies: GamerGate, Heating Pads, and Stink Labs

Categories: Quickies 5 Things I Learned as the Internet’s Most Hated Person – “I made the mistake of dating a guy who would later go on to write a several-act manifesto about... (Read more...)

Dear Innocent People Murdered in Witch Hunts

Categories: Feminism Thousands of women, accused of sorcery, tortured and executed in Indian witch hunts July 27, 2014 The killers came for her on Saturday. Two of her sons tried to... (Read more...)

Quickies: American hell, a complex majority, and sex slavery in the US

Categories: Quickies Damnation, American style: How American preachers reinvented hell – “Fire and brimstone survived the Enlightenment and prospered at the dawn of the American republic — but why?” From Criticaldragon1177. A... (Read more...)

Quiz-o-Tron Comes to San Francisco for the Bay Area Science Festival!

Categories: Science I’m so incredibly excited to announce that Quiz-o-Tron, the World’s Greatest Science/Comedy Panel Quiz Show Hosted by Rebecca Watson, is taking over the beautiful Castro Theatre in San Francisco on... (Read more....

Quickies: Asteroid Rights, Koch Money, and Misogyny in the Atheist Movement

Categories: Quickies Will Misogyny Bring Down The Atheist Movement? – “The continuing debate over a murky sexual encounter at a 2008 convention for cheekily anti-establishment skeptics underscores a broader dilemma: How can... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies: Hobbies v. Crafts, Vaccines, Scottish Independence, and the End of the Forced Apology

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: coming out storiescraftsDBTElizabeth FriedmanEscepticaforced apologiesgrounded parentshobbiesLucyMad Art LabmathNOVAphysicsplacebo effectpseudoscienceQueerekaReviewsschool of doubtScienceScottish independenceslut-shamingteachingTeen...Show More Summary

Cross-Post: Ask the right question: #whydoesheabuse?

Categories: Featured Feminism Tags: #whydoesheabuse#whyileft#whyistayedabusebreak the silencecultureDomestic violencefeminismgender issuesJanay Ricerape cultureRay Riceshame Editor’s Note: This cross-post is written by Steph of Grounded Parents. To read the full post and to leave comments, click through the link at the end.  As the... (Read more...)

A.W.R.O. Art Opening and Live Feed tonight!

Categories: Activism Feminism Tags: A woman's room onlineartlive feed Tonight, Saturday the 13th at 7pm the activist art installation entitled A Woman’s Room Online will open its (one) door to the public at CFI-LA! The art installation is a... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Malala, Anti-gay Laws, and Terrible Hashtags

Categories: Skepticism PAKISTAN Ten militants have been taken into custody in connection with the 2012 shooting of Malala Yousafzai. The military said the attackers had been under orders of the leader of... (Read more...)

Five More Things Richard Dawkins Thinks You Should Be Held Criminally Responsible For When Drunk

Categories: Feminism Skepticism Tags: Richard Dawkinsvictim-blaming Last night, Mark Oppenheimer posted an article on Buzzfeed about misogyny in the atheist/skeptic movements, and specifically about how men like Michael Shermer have ruined the movement for women. The... (Read more...)

Quickies: Solidarity with Columbia rape survivor, vaccination in LA, and a father’s opinion

Categories: Quickies Students show solidarity by helping Columbia rape survivor carry her mattress – Emma Sulkowicz is carrying her dorm mattress around everywhere for as long as her rapist continues to be... (Read more...)

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