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Skepchick Quickies 5.2

Amanda

Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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  1. “Father gives daughter bikini waxes, rides to work at brothel”

    Usually… I don’t expect to be repulsed by something I read on Skepchick… I mean… I… Just….

    *shakes head*

    that one just kind of ruined all the rest of them for me I’m afraid.

    I’m not saying you shouldn’t have posted the news, I just don’t have any idea what else to say though.

  2. Not that I condone any of the father/daughter brothel scenario, but I suspect the waxing part is being greatly sensationalized. I suspect the dad is gay, but the gay cosmetologist father who gives his daughter bikini waxes isn’t as egregiously offensive to the audience as “Daddy waxes my vagina!”

    It’s still offensive, but I am going to go out on a limb and say that the media likes to emotionally manipulate us for the sake of ratings.

    Tyra, how dare you!

  3. You know, when I was pregnant I always felt like there was a 500 lb gorilla in the room whenever I was around my dad… like “holy shit my dad totally knows how this happened”. Which is stupid, I know, but I still felt weird about my dad having confirmation that my husband and I had sex.

    I imagine that parent/child sex awkwarness has to be an evolutionary trait keeping us from inbreeding.

    How the hell do you turn that off and say, “Dad. I totally want to bang guys for a living. Can you help me?”

    And how does dad say, “Yeah! You could make a ton of money off that hot ass of yours. I’ve always been proud of having the most fuckable daughter in town. “

  4. Lesbos islanders dispute gay name- Rebecca says, “Do you think this action will set a precedent for Transylvania to follow suit?”
    I’m waiting on the residents of ancient Philistia.

  5. Regarding the father/daughter clip:

    Honestly, that just *screams* “Two people who will say or do anything to get on TV.”

    Is it possible they’re legitimate? Sure. Is it probable? I wouldn’t bet on it.

  6. mulveyr

    are you suggesting Tyra doesn’t have the journalistic integrity to check her sources because she would rather air sensationalist crap to get ratings than bother with the truth?

    you’re so cynical.

  7. “are you suggesting Tyra doesn’t have the journalistic integrity to check her sources because she would rather air sensationalist crap to get ratings than bother with the truth?”

    Well, I don’t know Tyra from a hole in the wall, but in spite of a “Don’t hold opinions before you have the facts” mentality, I won’t feel shy about being dubious about the rigor of her fact checking. ;-)

    As for the “portfolio”… all I can say is, it’s nice to see that the place is letting newbie Photoshop artists work on perfecting their craft, without apparent fear of being penalized for less-than-stellar work.

  8. ” when I was pregnant I always felt like there was a 500 lb gorilla in the room whenever I was around my dad… like “holy shit my dad totally knows how this happened”. Which is stupid, I know, but I still felt weird about my dad having confirmation that my husband and I had sex. ”

    Oh, I always get that when my girlfriends parents. ‘I’m making smalltalk with the man whose daughter I just had sex with’.

    And, Randal Munroe agrees:
    http://www.xkcd.com/275/

    also, please let me avatar work this time…..

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