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Expensive-Ass Toilet Paper is Full of Shit

Categories: Science Tags: beauty technobabblebullshit beauty industry sciencecelebrity toilet paperexpensive toilet paperjosephs toiletriestoilet tissue for the 1% Everyone uses toilet paper, but how many people get to say that they use outrageously overpriced toilet tissues, as part of a three-step butt care process? This year’s celebrities at the Oscars.... (Read more...)

Quickies: Intersex Rights, Internet Colonialism in India, and “Detoxing” Clay That May Contain Lead

Categories: Quickies Little Girls’ Reactions to the New “Curvy” Barbie Prove Why We Need “Curvy” Barbie – “For her Time cover story, Dockterman watched unattended little girls playing with the doll, presumably through... (Read more....

Doing it for the Clicks, Ms Blumner

Categories: Activism Religion Skepticism Tags: atheismcfi. Robyn BlumnerRichard Dawkins It was brought to my attention that the tired excuse for when one doesn’t like something that was said on the internet was trotted out by the new CEO of... (Read more...)

Materialistic science makes us feel less human. He thinks the arts can change that |304|

Author and poet Dr. Drew Dellinger uses spoken word performances to challenge science’s narrow view of human consciousness. photo by: Gary S I don’t quite know how the artistic gene skipped me. I have a whole side of my family who are incredible artists. Show More Summary

Quickies: Harassment, possible meteorite death, and undiscovered species

Categories: Quickies Harassment isn’t just about individuals, it’s about communities – “Someone we know as a “good person” is absolutely capable of harassing others. It does not mean you’re a terrible person... (Read more...)

No, Scientists Didn’t Disprove Conspiracy Theories with Math

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: Hey viewers, most of you have probably been around long enough now that it’s time for a test! Take out your... (Read more...)

Racist Conservative Trolls Have Opinions on Beyoncé

Categories: Feminism Rudy Giuliani joined the sentient ventriloquist dolls on Fox & Friends this morning to discuss Beyoncé’s portion of the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. It was as abjectly awful as you might imagine,... (Read more.....

Quickies: Nipplegate Revisited, Beyonce’s Halftime Show, and Whitewashed History

Categories: Quickies An incomplete review of female comics getting asked if women can be funny – “The ‘debate’ has its modern origins in a 2007 Vanity Fair piece entitled ‘Why Women Aren’t... (Read more...)

Beyoncé Runs the World During Super Bowl 50

Categories: Feminism In case you weren’t aware, there’s a Beyoncé concert tonight (you can watch it here, if you missed it). The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers are the opening act, but... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies! with Art Crimes, CDC Alcohol Recommendations, and Uber Branding

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: adjuct professorsart crimeCDCcosplaydrinking recommendationsforensic scienceGounded ParentsMad Art CastMad Art LabmarketingParentingpermanent facultyschool of doubtteachingTeen Skepchicktemporary facultyuber...Show More Summary

Gloria Steinem: Women #FeelTheBern Because They’re “Boy Crazy”

Categories: Feminism CN: Transphobia, sexism If there’s one thing better than acting as if women have to vote for Hillary Clinton because she’s a woman, it’s being told young women only support Sanders because of their... (Read more...

Global Quickies: Abortion as a Human Right, Women in News Websites, and African Folklore in Videogames

Categories: Quickies PERU (From mrmisconception) “United Nations Committee Affirms Abortion as a Human Right: In a landmark case, Peru has compensated a woman for denying her a medically indicated abortion.” INDIA “India’s... (Read more...)

Why the CDC’s Advice for Some Women not to Drink Isn’t So Bad

Categories: Feminism Science Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: The CDC has just recommended that women who are sexually active but not using birth control should stop drinking all alcohol.... (Read more...)

Quickies: Wearing hijab, prehistoric buzzsaw fish, and ancient arachnid erections

Categories: Quickies Yes, this prehistoric fish actually had a buzzsaw of spiraling teeth – “Nicknamed the “buzzsaw shark,” this 270 million-year-old creature is actually an extinct relative of the ratfish called a... (Read more...)

Quickies: Brain folds, being a woman politician, and alternatives to resting bitch face

Categories: Quickies The simple physics of how the brain gets its folds – I now have a deep desire to grow gel brains. Lots of men don’t think rape is rape –... (Read more...)

How I got duped by crop circle science. Nancy Talbott vs. Matt Williams

Nancy Talbott claims to have unlocked crop circle science. Matt Williams is a crop circle maker encountering the paranormal in his circles. Why are they at odds? photo by: Gary S On this episode of Skeptiko, I return to a topic that’s haunted me for awhile. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Is Not My Feminist Hero

Categories: Feminism Tags: 2016 campaignDemocratsfeminismHillary ClintonjusticeLawpoliticspresidential campaignpresidentsprisonsexismwar An article has been making the rounds that shares a self-described “all-caps explosion of feelings” about the how the left has failed to support Hillary Clinton’s run for president. Amid... (Read more...)

Quickies: Gay History, White Feminism Strikes Again, and Burping in Space

Categories: Quickies Not-Very-Feminist Business Lady Successfully Co-Opts Feminism as a Marketing Gimmick. Hooray? – Basically, the founder of Thinx absorbant period underwear (which are a great idea) only started to relate to feminism... (Read more...)

Stop Making Fun of Rihanna’s Album Sales

Categories: Skepticism This post was originally featured on Mad Art Lab, Skepchick’s sister site focusing on the intersection of science and art!  Rihanna has become something of a meme this week, after... (Read more...)

Quickies: Genetic discrimination, anti-abortion zealots, and bios

Categories: Quickies DNA got a kid kicked out of school and it’ll happen again – “Colman has genetic markers for cystic fibrosis, and kids with the inherited lung disease can’t be near... (Read more...)

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