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Quickies: Being swayed by the sciencey, Japanese government sued for sexism, and fat-shaming

Categories: Quickies People are more swayed by things that look sciencey – Graphs enhance the “truthiness” of results. From John. Japanese government sued in landmark case over “institutional sexism” – “The case... (Read more...)

Walk to End Homelessness

Categories: Activism Tags: LAWAAG As many of you know I recently formed a meetup group in Los Angeles for women who don’t need religion but like hang out with friends and learn stuff and... (Read more...)

Quickies: More Gamergate, the Pentagon has a Transgender Ban, and Class Issues

Categories: Quickies Why #Gamergaters Piss Me The F Off – “Chris Kluwe played in the NFL for eight years, but he’s been a gamer for 26 — and he’s sick and tired... (Read more...)

Art For Skepticon

Categories: Events Science Tags: artskepticon My favorite events are events that include art in the mix. And SkeptiCon in Missouri is doing just that! The planners found an extra room at the hotel where they... (Read more...)

Online Threats Against Women Now Officially Terrorism

Categories: Feminism Anita Sarkeesian is schedule to speak at Utah State University tomorrow, Wednesday, October 15th. However, The Standard Examiner has confirmed that an act of terrorism has been threatened against the... (Read more...)

256. Dr. Donald DeGracia, What is Science?

Interview with Wayne State University School of Medicin […]

Quickies: Science jokes, NY Comic Con, and anti-psychic fliers

Categories: Quickies The true story of Stronzo Bestiale (and other scientific jokes) – The string of updates make it even better. From Daniela. Comic book world is becoming friendlier to women. Video... (Read more...)

Decent Human Beings Owe Our Social Justice Agenda Everything

Categories: Skepticism The dudebros are at it again, and this time they’re confused. At The Daily Banter, Michael Luciano asks “Did I sleep through some radical redefining of the word ‘atheist’? It’s always... (Read more...)

“Richard Dawkins Is a Privileged White Guy:” #Newsfail Authors Talk Atheism, Privilege, and Government Watch Lists

Categories: Activism (Featured Image Photo Credits: Jakub Moser & Kevin Allen Caby) As a long-time fan and subscriber to Citizen Radio, I was psyched to hear that podcast founders and hosts Allison... (Read more...)

Quickies: Poop Pills, Brain Foods, and the Cool Girl

Categories: Quickies Cure for Type 1 diabetes imminent after Harvard stem-cell breakthrough – “A cure for diabetes could be imminent after scientists discovered how to make huge quantities of insulin-producing cells, in... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies: Resting Bitch Face, Cepheid Stars, The Romance Myth, and Raising Feminist Toddlers

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: 50 Shades of GreyAll About That BassartasexualityBaby Gizmoconference behaviorDBT skillsEscepticafeminismgrounded parentsHenrietta Swan Leavitthigher educationhobbiesLGBT representationMad Art LabMartha ChasemusicParentingpseudoscienceQueerekaresting...Show More Summary

Global Quickies: Blasphemy, Deadly Rituals, and Calling Out Sexism

Categories: Activism Feminism Quickies Religion Skepticism UK A couple is sentenced for making fake bomb detectors in their garden shed. They sold them for thousands of dollars. These and other “detectors” are still being used in... (Read more...)

Quickies: Dark energy, cave paintings discovered, and “abrasive” women

Categories: Quickies On working with dark energy – “I was drawn to my project because I think it is outrageous – we are using a novel instrument technique to measure dark energy,... (Read more...)

Factually Accurate Mockery

Categories: Skepticism A few nights ago I was chilling with my friends and my boyfriend, eating dinner and talking about nothing in particular. I live with a pile of atheist/feminist/heathen types who... (Read more...)

Guerrilla Feminism Founder Takes On Victim-Blaming Campus Police in Madison

Categories: Feminism Tags: collegecollege sexual assaultfeminismraperape culturesexual assault TW: Sexual assault Lachrista Greco, founder of the organization Guerrilla Feminism, experienced rape culture firsthand when she was sexually assaulted on the UW-Madison campus in her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, ten... (Read more...)

Quickies: Nerd dating, Lovecraft, and bird hats

Categories: Quickies How to correct a date on nerd knowledge – It’s a choose your own adventure comic, even. GoDaddy CEO: Why women are turned off by the tech industry – From... (Read more...)

Quickies: The Sassiness of Justice Sotomayor, Women in Science, and Clueless White Dudes

Categories: Quickies Jennifer Lawrence Calls Photo Hacking a “Sex Crime” – It would be nice if the headline was more like, “Everyone Else Calls a Blatant Sex Crime a “Photo Leak.” Anita... (Read more...)

Quickies: Street harassment map, women pioneers of programming, and the Womansplainer

Categories: Quickies 2.5 blocks of street harassment – A map of all of the street harassment that a woman received during 4 days of walking her 2.5 block commute on crutches. The... (Read more...)

Aziz Ansari is a Feminist

Categories: Feminism Oh, I’m sorry, did you think you could not possibly love Aziz Ansari any more? Did you?? THEN YOU ARE A FOOL. Enjoy his bit on Letterman about how he’s... (Read more...)

How to Be StarLord/StarLady for Halloween, Cosplay, or Because It’s Monday!

Categories: Random Asides Tags: chris prattcosplayDIYfoamguardians of the galaxyhelmetpapercraftpepakurapeter quill A few months ago, I saw Guardians of the Galaxy and immediately decided that I had to cosplay as StarLord at DragonCon. I’ve dressed up for a few previous cons,... (Read more...)

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