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Guest Post: The Second Amendment is for White People

Categories: Guest Bloggers Tags: Fergusongun rightsNRAsecond amendmentstricter gun control Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post, by Jon Childress, is a must-read on the racial politics of guns in America.  If you haven’t been following (on social media, not cable news)... (Read more...)

Quickies: Prayer Meetings, Anti-Vax Mentality, and the Indifference of White America

Categories: Quickies How neuroscience is being used to spread quackery in business and education – The origin of the phrase “cargo-cult science” and how charlatans and pseudoscientists are co-opting neuroscience language without... (Read more...)

the pot calling the kettle black

The climate deniers have long been screaming that "climate change is a hoax to make scientists rich". What is the evidence?

Happy Women’s Equality Day! Celebrate By Not Being Drafted Into the Military

Categories: Feminism August 25, was Women’s Equality Day. On that day in 1920, women finally won the right to vote in the United States. That’s right – the US has only been... (Read more...)

Go ahead, drink your Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Categories: Science Skepticism Tags: cancerpumpkin spice lattestarbucks People love Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. A lot. This beverage has its own twitter account with nearly 78,000 followers. When Starbucks announced they would start selling this seasonal beverage early, people lost their... (Read more...)

Moving Social Justice: An Interview With Sikivu Hutchinson

Categories: Activism Feminism As marginalized and minority voices in the United States seek to bring attention to social justice-oriented causes, one of many groups joining that fight are humanists & atheists. But despite... (Read more...)

Quickies: New Tropes vs. Women in video games, Mary Beard, and when good journals go bad

Categories: Quickies Women as background decoration, part 2 – Anita Sarkeesian’s latest video is out! The troll slayer – A New Yorker piece on Mary Beard, her work as a classicist, and... (Read more...)

Cross Post: The Radical Notion that Children are People

Categories: Feminism Parenting Tags: childfree insultschildren are people toochildren's rights Editor’s Note: This cross post from Grounded Parents was written by Cassandra Phoenix. Click through the link at the bottom to read the full post and make comments.  I... (Read more...)

Quickies: Bill Nye Fights for Science, Gaming Misogyny, and Comic Book Parents

Categories: Quickies Tuskegee Syphilis Study Recruitment Letter – An example of the letter sent out to some black men in Alabama, in one of the most infamous cases of unethical science. Gaming... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies: PUAs, Genetic Medicine, and 23andMe

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: 23andMedisabilityEscepticafeminismFergusongenetic medicineGodel's ontological proofgrounded parentsinflamatory bowel diseasephysicspickup artistpolicePUAsracismReligionScienceSkeptabilityskepticismTeen Skepchickwhite...Show More Summary

Skepchick Book Club: Life Ascending

Categories: Book Club Tags: life ascendingnick lane Note: Information about next month’s book is at the bottom of this post. Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month we read Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of... (Read more...)

Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence – Except in Rape Claims?

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at Patreon! No Gods No Masters tee available on Skeptical Robot (remember to take 50% off with code hellyeah50 at checkout)! Transcript: In a previous... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Ebola, Satan and Strange Protocols

Categories: Anti-Science Feminism Quickies Religion Skepticism BELGIUM The Chief of Protocol for the city of Brussels has been arrested for taking off the full-face veil of a Qatari princess after she asked him for directions. She... (Read more...)

Christian Attempts to Outlaw Boobies in Ohio

Categories: Religion Support more videos like this on Patreon! Transcript: Patrick Johnson runs Personhood Ohio, a religious group that lobbies politicians to restrict women’s access to healthcare under the guise of protecting... (Read more...)

Quickies: Monica Lewinsky, street harassment, and hacking traffic lights

Categories: Quickies Monica Lewinsky on what it’s like to be slut-shamed by the entire world – “I don’t actually know why this whole story became about oral sex. I don’t. It was... (Read more...)

50% off Everything! It’s the Skeptical Robot Moving Sale!

Categories: Meta Stuff For a limited time, take 50% off everything at Skeptical Robot! Use offer code “hellyeah50? at checkout to save! As some of you may know, I’m planning to move across... (Read more...)

Throwing Cold Water on the Ice Bucket Challenge

Categories: Skepticism L’il Darwin Tee available here! Use code “hellyeah50? to get 50% off your entire order! Donate to the ALS Association here. Support more videos like this on Patreon. Transcript: The... (Read more...)

Quickies: Herd immunity explained with zombies, white men aren’t funny, and slut shaming

Categories: Quickies Vaccinations explained with zombies – From mrmisconception. White male comedians aren’t funny – Oh boy, so many options to fill out that Bingo card with! The anti-feminist internet targets “Depression... (Read more...)

New Video: Rob Schneider Offers Ignorant, Unwanted Opinion on Robin Williams

Categories: Skepticism Sorry about the quiet audio on this one! Next will be better, promise. Support more videos like this on Patreon. Here’s a close-enough transcript: The world lost a great man... (Read more...)

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