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Quickies: Sexist Locker Room Talk, Non-Fiction Comics, and Paying for Childcare

Categories: Quickies How to confront sexist “locker room talk,” according to science – “So in the face of uncertainty, he recommends asking others — bystanders on the street, co-workers, or friends, depending... (Read more...)

Why ‘Nasty Woman’ was a Sexist Comment

Categories: Feminism Politics Tags: Donald TrumpfeminismHillary Clintonmisogynynasty womansexism Featured Image from SurlyAmy. You can get it on a shirt (or other product) here. See her awesome new Red Bubble shop for other designs!   A few days ago,... (Read more...)

It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Nasty Women, Science of the Sideshow, 5 Year Old vs. Ouija Board, and more!

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: artFreakShow & Tellgrounded parentshalloweenLise MeitnerMad Art Labnasty womanouija boardsParentingscience showsskepticismwomen in science Sunday Funny: Patriotism vs. Nationalism: An Important Distinction (via SMBC) Mad Art Lab Such a Nasty Woman Beth and Amy made art after Trump made his “nasty woman” comment. Gone,... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Male Privilege at School, Pardons in the UK, and Bad TV Presenters

Categories: Quickies TUNISIA “A popular Tunisian talk show has been suspended after its presenter appeared to tell a young female guest to marry the man she accuses of raping her, and suggested... (Read more...)

Quickies: Birth control, Luke Cage, sexist language, and gila monsters

Categories: Quickies Arizona’s adorable monsters – “Perhaps because of their name, their garish warning colors, or their infamously venomous bite, these lizards are often persecuted, even though it is against state law... (Read more...

Greg Carlwood has become a talent scout for conspiracy theories |330|

Greg Carlwood of The Higherside Chats on the difference between conspiracy data and interpretation. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko, I’m joined by Greg Carlwood to talk about his podcast,  The Higherside Chats: Greg Carlwood: …I consider myself a conspiracy talent scout. Show More Summary

Micheal Moore’s TrumpLand, Art or Opportunity to Cash In?

Categories: Politics Random Asides Reviews Tags: Michael MooreTrumpland Being part of an entertainment industry family, I can’t help but assume that Trump is going to release his own “reality” television version of the elections, win or lose, tears... (Read more...)

Quickies: Hallucinations, transphobia, and the Human Cell Atlas

Categories: Quickies Hospital ward gripped by mysterious hallucinations after 5 fall ill – “This week, an emergency room in the Pacific Northwest was briefly quarantined after five people—including two police officers and... (Read more...)

Quickies: Gaslighting, Intravenous Vitamins, and Interesting Headstones

Categories: Quickies Excuse Me, Why Are You Wearing Those Surgical Scrubs Outside The Hospital? – “What I learned reassured me: People wearing scrubs in public places likely aren’t coming directly from an... (Read more...)

Seriously, Don’t Donate Money to the NC GOP

Categories: Politics Skepticism In a detestable act of violence, a Republican County Office in North Carolina was firebombed over the weekend, which fortunately resulted in no casualties. Unsurprisingly, both presidential candidates took to... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Gender Pay Gap in Europe, Religious Training for Police, and Superstitious Fasting

Categories: Quickies INDIA “Indian police are investigating the parents of a 13-year-old girl who died last week after undertaking a religious fast for 68 days.” MOROCCO “In Morocco, it’s not easy for... (Read more...)

Quickies: Locker rooms, conversational computing, and a virus with spider DNA

Categories: Quickies Why I’m scared of white women – “Under this strange gaze, I saw white girls get away with arbitrary racism without scrutiny. Like their celebrity counterparts (Taylor Swift, Amy Schumer,... (Read more...)

UN Names Wonder Woman Ambassador! Fuck Everything About That

Categories: Feminism The United Nations has just announced that Wonder Woman will be named an honorary ambassador as a “women’s champion.” Did you hear that, fellow nerdy comic-book-loving feminists? Rejoice, for the... (Read more.....

She Brings Wicca to Psychotherapy With Tangible Results |329|

Dr. Jane Kent practices Wicca and High Magic in concert with traditional Western psychotherapy. photo by: Kali Bardi On this episode of Skeptiko, I’m joined by Dr. Jane Kent to talk about her new book,  The Goddess and the Shaman: The...Show More Summary

Tuesday Political Round-Up: Dear Donald Trump…

Categories: Activism Politics Good morning, friends! I have great news this morning: only five more Tuesdays until this unbearable election season is over. Hopefully the coinciding sense of crushing existential dread can go... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies! Ice Packs of Doubt, T-Rex of Paradise, the Original Popular Astronomer, and more!

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: artdinosaursdrawingHelen Sawyer Hogginjury treatmentMad Art CastMad Art Labpopular astronomyskepticismT-RexTeen Skepchickwomen in science Sunday Funny: Gotta catch’em all. (via PHD Comics) Teen Skepchick Ice Packs of Doubt and Uncertainty Elizabeth tries to figure out if she should ice her knee injury. Mad Art... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Poland Rejects Anti-Abortion Bill, Honor Killing Loophole Closed, and Antivaxxers in Romania

Categories: Quickies POLAND “Poland’s parliament has voted overwhelmingly to reject a controversial citizens’ bill for a near-total ban on abortion. The government said that protests against the bill had given ministers “food... (Read more...)

Quickies: Trans lives, the privilege of running, and feminine Pokemon

Categories: Quickies The tragic deaths and magnificent lives of trans people – “Even if the larger public does not worry about or account for our deaths, the trans community holds these losses.... (Read more...)

Michael Britt – ThePsychFiles – Dr. Darly Bem and the Parapsychology PSYOP |328|

What do new replications of Dr. Daryl Bem’s parapsychology research tell us about the original phony replications? photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko I’m joined by science/psychology podcaster and creator of, Dr. Show More Summary

Quickies: Cat Statue, Depression Era Food, and Childcare in the US

Categories: Quickies A Dearly Departed Istanbul Cat Gets a Commemorative Statue – “Tombili was known for being a chill cat, and this was a common pose for him. But this particular photo... (Read more...)

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