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Blog Profile / Skepchick

Filed Under:Society & Culture / Skepticism
Posts on Regator:2308
Posts / Week:12.3
Archived Since:April 19, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Global Quickies: The Reaction to White “Saviors” in Africa, “Hunger Games”-Inspired Activism in Thailand, and Warnings for Teachers in China

Categories: Quickies AFRICA In pictures: A male feminist’s view on African women – “Photographer, blogger and poet Nana Kofi Acquah uses his travels around Africa to chronicle the lives of women at... (Read more...)

Quickies: Career-ruining husbands, church says federal laws don’t apply, and Barbie the feminist hacker

Categories: Quickies Children don’t ruin careers, husbands do – “A new study of Harvard Business School graduates…shows that high-achieving women are not meeting the career goals they set for themselves in their... (Read more...)

The Silencing of Richard Dawkins

Categories: Featured Religion Tags: atheismfeminismhumanismIslamophobiaRichard Dawkinssocial justice I sat down to write this piece on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day when my trans friends mourn the losses of members of their community due to hate... (Read more...)

Cross-Post: Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

Categories: Activism Feminism Tags: QueerekatransgenderTransgender Day of Remembrance This post was written by Jac and is cross-posted from Queereka. Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). From the International Transgender Day of Remembrance page: The Transgender Day of... (Read more...)

Ebola: Always Good For More Racism

Categories: Skepticism Welcome to mid November, the season of Christmas carols and…racism? In all the hubbub about how Christmas is coming too early and atheists are ruining Christmas, a passel of celebs... (Read more...)

Quickies: Smelling like a peach, prank on neo-Nazis, libertarian misogyny, and a bonus song

Categories: Quickies Male startup founders think your vagina should smell like a ripe peach – “According to Inc. magazine, two male bio-hackers just “previewed plans for a new probiotic supplement that will... (Read more...)

Quickies: How Space Affects Men and Women Differently, Exploring Privilege in a Play, and Stop Saying “Drink the Kool-Aid”

Categories: Quickies Life in Space Affects Men’s And Women’s Health Very Differently – “Back in 2011, NASA and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) — on the recommendation of the National... (Read more...)

To Uber or Not to Uber?

Categories: Skepticism Tags: lyftskeptechuber To Uber, or not to Uber – is that the question? Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer The stench and delays of public transit, Or to put one’s... (Read more...)

So about That Shirt…

Categories: Feminism Tags: academiaSciencesexismshirtgateshirtstormstem I’ve been looking forward to the Rosetta Landing for quite some time. Sure, not as long as many who have worked on the project, but I had been following the... (Read more...)

Calm Down. The World Isn’t Running Out of Chocolate

Categories: Skepticism Tags: chocolate A couple days ago my Facebook feed blew up with everyone sharing a Chicago Tribune article predicting a bleak future where our tongues will never again taste the dark, nutty... (Read more...)

Quickies: Altered Bible verses, softball, and Saartjie Baartman

Categories: Quickies Bible verses where the word “Philistines” has been replaced with “haters” – “His father and mother replied, ‘Isn’t there an acceptable woman among your relatives or among all our people?... (Read more...)

Quickies: Anti-Choice “Experts” Spreading Bad Science, the Scourge of Online Threats, and Why Anonymous Isn’t That Great

Categories: Quickies The Truth About Anonymous’s Activism – “As a narrow oral history, the book offers interesting anecdotes and insider information about a little-understood topic. But in arguing that Anonymous is an... (Read more....

Bad Chart Thursday: 60 is the New 65

Categories: Random Asides Skepticism Tags: bad chart thursdayclonesmidterm electionsmillennialstime travelvote All over the media, people are shaking their virtual fists at kids today for undervoting in the US midterm elections. Clearly, millennials are too busy taking selfies, texting, and playing... (Read more...)

Ex-Cop Tony Ryan Threatens to “Make My Trip Memorable” in China Next Week

Categories: Events Feminism As many of you know, I’ll be traveling to China next week to give one talk in Hong Kong on 20 November and another over on the mainland in Dongguan... (Read more...)

Quickies: Ebola’s history, pasteurizing breastmilk via smartphone app, and earthquake scientists’ convictions overturned

Categories: Quickies How “The Hot Zone” got it wrong and tales of Ebola’s history – “Ebola is not like how it’s portrayed in the book. People do not dissolve. Their internal organs... (Read more...)

‘All About That Bass’ gets a chemistry make-over!

Categories: Science Tags: basebasschemistry Since Meghan Trainor‘s ‘All About That Bass’ first broke, chemistry fans everywhere have been waiting for this tune to get the Brønsted–Lowry treatment. WAIT NO MORE! ___________ okay, maybe just me? Featured image... (Read more...)

Shirts for when you’ve just landed a spacecraft on a comet

Categories: Skepticism Landing a spacecraft on a comet?! That’s cool! That’s the kind of cool achievement that should be paired with a cool shirt! This is the scientific head of operations for the... (Read more...)

Quickies: Megachurch Melt Down, How “The Hot Zone” was Exaggerated, and Consent Explained by a Porn Star

Categories: Quickies How a Megachurch Melts Down – “What the dissolution of one of America’s fastest-growing churches means for evangelicalism.” How ‘The Hot Zone’ Got It Wrong And Other Tales Of Ebola’s... (Read more...)

Quickies: The earliest US website, rights of pregnant women, and common misconceptions

Categories: Quickies Stanford Libraries unearths the earliest US website – From Criticaldragon1177. Pregnant, and no civil rights – “With the success of Republicans in the midterm elections and the passage of Tennessee’s... (Read more...)

6 is the New 10 or No Fatties

Categories: Skepticism Did you know that plus size models are totes no big deal anymore? They’re like…just like other models, you know? Or at least that’s what Elle tells us in a... (Read more...)

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