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The Myth of the Altruistic Organic Industry

Categories: Skepticism Tags: agriculturegmoorganic food My recent piece, “Why this Mom Boycotts Organic and Will Never Shop at Whole Foods” garnered quite a bit of social media feedback ranging from reverence to hatred. Critical thinkers... (Read more...)

Quickies: Steamed Vaginas, Sarah Palin’s Gibberish, and Real Bob’s Burgers

Categories: Quickies Gwyneth Paltrow says steam your vagina, an OB/GYN says don’t – “On today’s episode of ask the experts we pit the gynecologic advice of Gwyneth Paltrow, a consciously uncoupled actress... (Read more...)

265. Dr. Gregory Shushan on Cross-Cultural Comparison of Near-Death Experiences

Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews religious scholar  […] The post 265. Dr. Gregory Shushan on Cross-Cultural Comparison of Near-Death Experiences appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

This American Life Didn’t Censor Lindy West, and That’s Important

Categories: Feminism The brilliant and hilarious comic writer Lindy West did a piece for This American Life last week, which you can listen to here. In the story, West talks about online... (Read more...)

Quickies: Sexism makes women sick, Kamala Khan, and outing adulterous “family values” lawmakers

Categories: Quickies Sexism is making women sick – “A study published this month in the journal Sex Roles reveals that some of the sexism women face – from catcalling and sexual harassment... (Read more...)

Guest Post: Intersex in the Media

Categories: Guest Bloggers Tags: bailey de youngfaking iti.w. gregoriointersexmtvnone of the abovetaylor lianne chandler Editor’s Note: Check out Amy’s other pieces on what being intersexed is all about. Today’s post is about the different ways in which being intersexed has been featured in the... (Read more...)

Yes We Should Talk About Bodies

Categories: Feminism Skepticism Tags: bodiesembodied cognitionfemininefeminismself Body positivity, skinny shaming, fatphobia, fitspiration. The internet has brought the age of infinite scrutiny of bodies. There are a lot of problems with this. There are fights, there’s an... (Read more...)

#AskAChemist: What’s making up my make-up?

Categories: Anti-Science Science Skepticism Tags: ask a chemistbareMineralschemistryfoundationmake up This week on Ask A Chemist… I recently purchased bareMinerals’ liquid foundation ‘BARESKIN’ at Sephora. The package insert says it’s “formulated without” water, oil, or silicone. What the hell is... (Read more...)

Quickies: UFO Pictures, Debunking Bulletproof Coffee, and White Privilege Classes

Categories: Quickies Here’s How The Anti-Abortion Movement Plans To Modernize Its Approach – “Speaker after speaker talked about reclaiming the language and co-opting the label of feminism for their efforts. In doing... (Read more.....

Skepchick Sundaylies! Women Ruin Everything, The Brain Thief, and Anti-Vax Parents

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: anti-vaxxersbook reviewschildlessnessEscepticafeminismgrounded parentsParentingphysicsPUArunningScienceTeen Skepchickthe game Sunday Funny: Right Angles (via Tree Lobsters) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 127: Kinetic-Molecular Model of Ideal Gases, Part 2 Mindy continues trying to parse the kinetic-molecular model of... (Read more...)

News Flash: Join 3 Skepchick Network Contributors Today at 3 PST

Categories: Activism Events Random Asides All this weekend our friends at Freethought Blogs are having their yearly online conference. And today at 3pm PST join lil ol’ me, Dr Ray Burks and Lauren Lane from... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Discrimination in Soccer, Doctor Performs Exorcism, and Gay Rights

Categories: Feminism Quickies Religion Skepticism UK “A Christian GP took a mentally ill patient to his church to perform an exorcism, and told her she would be cursed if she reported him, a medical tribunal... (Read more...)

Quickies: New atheists wrong about Islam, Bill Maher’s wrongness, and religious home-schooling

Categories: Quickies New atheists are wrong about Islam. Here’s how data proves it – “New empirical evidence shows anti-Islam crusaders misunderstand Muslim countries, a political scientist tells Salon.” From mrmisconception. Five times... (Read more...)

Bad Chart Thursday: #SOTU Edition

Categories: Random Asides Skepticism Tags: bad chart thursdaynuclear TwisterSOTUState of the Union The State of the Union now comes with full-color illustrations, which is nice for the kids, Powerpoint addicts, and anyone who wants to add another layer to the SOTU drinking... (Read more...)

Quickies: Gaming organizer ousted, Larry Willmore, and the biodiversity of Disney

Categories: Quickies Prominent gaming organizer ousted following sexual harassment allegations – From Will. An investigation of the biodiversity of Disney sidekicks – “The ecology of Disney is a strange and unknowable realm,... (Read more...)

KPFK Feminist Magazine Radio Show

Categories: Feminism Religion Tags: KPFK feminist radio Yesterday, I was invited to participate in a radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles. The show is a one hour talk show run by a coalition of (brilliant) feminist... (Read more...)

Kavin is a Skepchick Now

Categories: Random Asides Science Hi readers! I’ve just joined the ranks of some of the most brilliant feminist critical-thinkers on Earth, so I’d like to introduce myself. Some of you won’t have heard of... (Read more...)

Quickies: Non-GMO Labels, Environmental Whistleblower Tyrone Hayes, and Losing the Middle Class

Categories: Quickies How Your Food Gets The ‘Non-GMO’ Label – “To receive the label, a product has to be certified as containing ingredients with less than 1 percent genetic modification. Westgate says... (Read more...)

#AskAChemist: The LA treatment

Categories: Anti-Science Science Skepticism Tags: ask a chemistchemistrychloraminechlorinewater This is the first installment of Ask A Chemist. Here’s a question received from LA peep @SurlyAmy… L.A. Valley is switching from chlorine to chloramine to clean up the water system (which... (Read more...)

Quickies: Anti-harassment task force, smarter teams, and being a female engineer

Categories: Quickies Doxing victim Zoe Quinn launches online “anti-harassment task force” – “The Crash Override site, built by Quinn and game developer Alex Lifschitz, offers free services from “experts in information security,... (Read more...)

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