Skepticism

ICYMI: December 15 – December 21 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick

Improving Our Inclusivity (and Vocabulary!) Regarding Ableism
New Teen Skekpchick contributor Grimalkin argues that ableist language has no place in skepticism.

Customary Introductory Post
Get to know another new Teen Skepchick contributor, Elisheba!

What is a Good Person?
Putting belief in God over actually helping other people does not automatically confer onto you “good person” status.

Mad Art Lab

Battle of the Sexes: Why Mammals Won’t Lose the Y
Elizabeth explains that, contrary to some popular science reporting, the Y chromosome isn’t going anywhere.

Sex, Cards, and Calculus: The Life of Émilie du Châtelet
New Mad Art Lab contributor Dale tells us the story of the incredibly impressive Émilie du Châtelet.

Just an Angry Rant About the Whole Shia LeBeouf Art Left Thing
Please don’t get “lost in the creative process” and steal this post.

Escéptica

Scatological Virgin (en español)
Have Catalans gone too far adding a pooping Virgin Mary to the repertoire of caganers (pooping figurines in nativity scenes)?

Devouring Popcorn: The Desolation of Smaug (en español)
Silvia reviews the new Hobbit movie.

Skepchick SE

Truth, Dare, and Ideology (på svenska)
Technicolor discusses how ideology can act as a filter on your reality.

Last Minute Skeptical Gifts (på svenska)
Anna lists a few gift suggestions for the skeptically inclined!

Queereka

A Different Perspective on GRS
Not everyone who identifies as trans* wants sex reassignment surgery.

Lowered Expectation + Vague Statements = Person of the Year
Pope Francis doesn’t deserve to be The Advocate‘s Person of the Year.

School of Doubt

Pop Quiz: Get ALL the Grants
Tell us about your experiences writing grants.

Pop Quiz: Gaming
How do you deal with gaming in the classroom?

Grounded Parents

I Am Not a Parent
When your in a polyamorous family, sometimes roles can be hard to define.

Against Punishment
By not punishing your child, you’re raising adults who respect reason instead of fear.

The Care and Feeding of Small Humans
There are few things as contentious as what to feed your child.

Featured image credit: Curt Smith via Flickr

Mindy

Mindy

Mindy is an attorney and Managing Editor of Teen Skepchick. She hates the law and loves stars. You can follow her on Twitter and on Google+.

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