Skepticism

Quickies: Ebola conspiracy theories, moral panic, and egg freezing

Amanda

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

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  1. That Jezabel article was full of wrong. I KNOW there are racist aspects but…
    Overcrowding and poor sanitation are a relevant fact, not a racist stereotype.
    If from this article you believe you can safely eat your Liberian Fruitbat medium rare, you deserve a Darwin Award.

    There is enough misinformation already about the whole subject.
    Even the CDC guidelines on protective equipment are faulty, according to those who have actually fought previous outbreaks.

  2. The egg freezing article was interesting and brought up some points I hadn’t thought about with regards to pressure to use the egg freezing as a way to be able to work without pregnancy/child rearing. I guess as someone who has had the luxury of delaying childbearing by choice so that I could focus on my career, I hadn’t thought of the pressures that may exist with this benefit in non-female friendly careers. It had only occurred to me that it would be nice to have some eggs on backup for if I someday decided I wanted children.

  3. There is a certain mentality that flippantly spews “It’s easier to ask forgiveness than permission” in the face of many a circumstance. “Yes means Yes” solidly puts the lie to that.

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