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Quickies: Girl Scouts, lazy writing, measles, and the history of headstones

Categories: Quickies Girl Scouts return $100K when donor demands it “not be used” for trans girls – “Council CEO Megan Ferland told the newspaper her decision wasn’t hard after that, though she... (Read more...)

Right Wing Extremists More Deadly than Al Qaeda in the US

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at! New America, an organization in Washington, DC, has just released a study showing that extreme right wing terrorists have launched more attacks in... (Read more...)

MINNEAPOLIS! See Science and Comedy Collide at QUIZOTRON July 1!

Categories: Events The greatest science comedy panel quiz show in the world is coming back to Minneapolis this Wednesday, July 1! This year’s Quizotron is once again at the Bryant Lake Bowl and... (Read more...)

Stan Lee: Spider-Man Should Be White

Categories: Feminism Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: Stan Lee is perhaps best known for starting Marvel Comics and turning it into the powerhouse it is today, and if... (Read more...)

Quickies: Rainbow Logos, The Introvert/Extrovert Spectrum, and Placentophagy Studies

Categories: Quickies Dispatch From Charleston: The Cost Of White Comfort – “But thanks to something I experienced the previous night in Charleston, I couldn’t shake a paralyzing feeling: When black people and... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies, with Marriage Equality, Cool Bones, and Pharmacy Transparency

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: alternative medicinebonesEscepticagrounded parentsjurassic parkJurassic Worldmarriage equalitymedicinemoviesMuseum of OsteologymusicpoetryQueerekaschool of doubtskepticismTeen Skepchickvaccines Sunday Funny:...Show More Summary

Global Quickies: Marriage Equality Around the World, Transgender Rights in Norway, and an Alt Med Doctor Running the Show in Tasmania

Categories: Feminism Quickies Religion WORLD Since we’re celebrating yesterday’s good, here’s a very nice video of how marriage equality has been gaining ground around the world in the past 15 years. WORLD “A volley... (Read more......

CDC: Red Eyes after Swimming is Thanks to Pee in the Pool AGGGHHH GROSS

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: The United States Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, has released its annual healthy swimming report, and hold on to your... (Read more......

Auctions for Science: Last Chance for Gamergate Embroidery #CVG2015

Categories: Events Meta Stuff Tags: CONvergenceCVG2015embroiderygamergateSkepchickCON Those of you who lost out in the bidding wars over the last Gamergate embroideries have one more shot. Jac has one more to auction, this one with green thread... (Read more...)

Quickies: Marriage equality, Facebook safety, lithium, and Jurassic Park

Categories: Quickies Supreme Court finds nationwide right to marry – Eeeeeeeee! Women, LGBT people least safe on Facebook despite “real name” policy – “And things are turning more explosive, as stories emerge... (Read more...)

Yes, Bristol Palin is a Hypocrite. No, You Shouldn’t Slut-Shame Her.

Categories: Feminism Tags: feminismmisogynywomen Bristol Palin announced today that she’s pregnant with her second child, a month after canceling her wedding to Marine Dakota Meyer. Palin, who has earned a sizable sum of money as... (Read more...)

Quickies: Mothers in prison, the myth of black forgiveness, and consent

Categories: Quickies How a group of female inmates won the right to live with their children – “In the past few decades, issues involving motherhood behind bars have become increasingly urgent: The... (Read more...)

Final Auctions for Science: Furiosa Belt Crest, Collectibles, Science Art, and More!

Categories: Events Meta Stuff Tags: auctionscollectiblesCVG2015FUndraisingfuriosascience artSkepchickCon 2015 This is the last set of auctions to raise money for SkepchickCon, the Skepchick-hosted events at CONvergence, including science activities, demos, salons, panels, and more. You can see the Skepchick... (Read more...)

Quickies: Gut Bacteria, Scientology, and Gendered Martyrdom

Categories: Quickies The (Accidental) Power of MOOCs – “Massive open online courses looked like they were on their way out—and then researchers discovered something curious about who’s participating.” Fox News’ shocking racism... (Read more...)

Quickies: Victim blaming, WWII chemical experiments, and synthetic rhino horn

Categories: Quickies How victim blaming led to the rape kit backlog – “Investigators’ unwillingness to push past the superficial appearance of a “he said, she said” case has also frustrated federal lawmakers... (Read more...)

Obama Acknowledges Value of Secular Humanism, Social Justice, and Interfaith Activism

Categories: Religion Obama was on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast this week, and they started with a phenomenal discussion about race, social justice values, and interfaith work. It’s a great segment,... (Read more...)

Quickies: the Confederate Flag, Housing Segregation, and Prison Nurseries

Categories: Quickies I Will Not Argue About the Confederate Flag. – The Pro-flag activists preach “heritage, not hate,” but a historian calls them out on their bullshit. From the article, “Just about... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies, with Orange is the New Black, Women on Money, and Nuclear Shell Theory

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: activismEscepticafoodGMOsgrounded parentsJurassic WorldMad Art CastMad Art LabMaria Goepert-Mayermovie reviewsnon-binaryoitnbOrange is the New BlackParentingQueerekaRuby Roseschool of doubtspecial needs childrenteachingwomen...Show More Summary

RIP Anne Nicol Gaylor, Badass Feminist and Atheist

Categories: Feminism Donate to the Women’s Medical Fund here. Support more videos like this at Sorta transcript: On Monday, the world lost an amazing woman: Anne Nicol Gaylor, who co-founded the... (Read more......

Global Quickies: Marriage Equality in Mexico, Purification Rituals for Rape Victims, and Light Buddhas

Categories: Anti-Science Feminism Quickies Religion Skepticism MEXICO With little fanfare, Mexican Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage. “The ruling does not automatically strike down the state marriage laws. But it allows gay couples who are denied marriage... (Read more...)

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