The Science of False Rape Allegations

The Science of False Rape Allegations

Transcript is below the video! Conor Oberst, frontman for the band Bright Eyes, was last year accused of raping a woman. The woman, named Joanie Faircloth, posted a comment on an XOJane article claiming that Oberst raped her after a concert on her 16th birthday. Oberst said he was innocent, and filed a defamation lawsuit against Faircloth. A year later, Faircloth has publicly apologized and admitt... »

Godless Los Angeles Women Unite!

Godless Los Angeles Women Unite!

I just got back from a weekend at Comic Con where I was surrounded by some of the nicest, most creative people I have ever met. I feel inspired and motivated. It’s as though I have had my soul polished and primed and prepared for part-two of whatever grand journey life tosses my way. And I’d like you to join me on this adventure. This coming Tuesday, August 5th at The Center for Inquir... »

Richard Dawkins, and Ranking the Top 10 Kinds of Rape in Order of Badness

Richard Dawkins, and Ranking the Top 10 Kinds of Rape in Order of Badness

Obvious trigger warning is obvious. The blessed gift that is the Shit My Clueless Granddad Says Richard Dawkins Twitter account just keeps on giving. In the past several years, Dawkins has smoothly transitioned from being a fairly well-respected science communicator and public intellectual into being a raving sideshow act, on par with the Tweets of luminaries like Jaden Smith and Jose Canseco. Pre... »

Quickies: Sexual violence, junk science in women’s health laws, gene drives, and food shaming

Quickies: Sexual violence, junk science in women’s health laws, gene drives, and food shaming

The real reason sexual violence is so widespread – Busting the myth that men are “naturally” prone to sexual violence. From Will. Senate abortion hearing reveals junk science behind women’s health laws – It’s so great that the men making these laws are so concerned about women’s health that they’ll believe any old myth that comes their way. Like that... »

Quickies: Quantum Technobabble, Against “The Gays,” and Cats Against Feminism

Quickies: Quantum Technobabble, Against “The Gays,” and Cats Against Feminism

Stop Using Quantum Mechanics as Evidence for Magic – “Quantum mechanics is a beautiful and still-controversial idea. It is rightly popular. What’s not right is the way people use it to justify any reality-bending idea in their novels, their TV shows, or their personal philosophies. ‘Quantum’ does not mean anything you want.” From cerberus40. Close Encounters Of ... »

Skepchick Sundaylies: Suggestive Logos, Un-Christian Christians, Mom’s Purse, and the Medical Model of Disability

Skepchick Sundaylies: Suggestive Logos, Un-Christian Christians, Mom’s Purse, and the Medical Model of Disability

Sunday Funny: Chaos (via xkcd) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 107: The Subjective Side of Physics Mindy explores the physics of sound. DBT Skills: The Benefits of Mindfulness Olivia explains the practical benefits of practicing mindfulness. Mad Art Lab The Birds and the Airbnbs Beth discusses the controversy behind the new Airbnb logo. Five Great Novelty Education Songs for When You’re ... »

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