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Skepchick Sundaylies! Genderbending at Dragon*Con, Feminist Bikini Leia, and the Bad Type of Conformity

Sunday Funny: The Radical Empiricist (via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

Teen Skepchick

Sex Ed with James Dobson: In Which Conformity Leads us to Ruin our Bodies Through Drugs and Also Fail to Stand Up to the Evil Atheist Professor
Conformity will kill you, kids! But only a very specific kind of conformity.

A Non-Exhaustive List of Things which will Turn Ladies into Whores
Elizabeth enumerates the ways in which a virtuous lady can be spoiled.

Mad Art Lab

Bringing Teleology Back: Agnes Arber’s Neo-Aristotelian Plant Morphology
“Evolution is great. As an explanatory idea, as a process governing biology, from just about any aspect you care to consider it, evolution is a magnificent thing. So magnificent, however, that it’s hard not to use it when explaining everything in the biological world, and for a few scientists over the last century and a half, that’s been a real problem. Unfortunately, one of the most cogent and penetrating alternatives to pure biochemical Darwinism ever put to paper was created by a botanist, Agnes Arber (1879-1960), a fact which all but guaranteed that the world would never see it.”

Dragon*Con Genderbend Roundup
Ryan provides a non-exhaustive photo-list of the genderbending cosplay he saw at Dragon*Con.

Mad Art Cast Episode #26 — Shitting on Modern Art Quickie
On this quickie episode the gang at Mad Art Cast discuss a curious and extremely opinionated video on YouTube called, “Why is Modern Art so Bad?”

Grounded Parents

Starbucks is a Luxury: Teach Your Kid Financial Responsibility Before They Go College
College in the US costs so much money. In addition to tuition, books, and rent, you also have to give your kid money for Starbucks, alcohol, and new computers to replace their other new computers. At least, that’s what this NPR article would have you believe. Mary talks about learning financial lessons as a young adult and why you shouldn’t just give your adult children plenty of money for luxury expenses.

Kim Davis and The Country We Leave Our Children
Erich talks about Kim Davis and why some conservatives believe that her right to believe in invisible sky fairies is more important than other people’s civil rights.

Feminist in a Metal Bikini
Steph is not taking any bullshit from someone who claims that Princess Leia in a metal bikini is anything less than a badass.

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2 Comments

  1. September 14, 2015 at 11:45 am —

    I like to point out that Leia killed the guy who made her wear that outfit. (Just something to think about when someone asks someone else to wear the thing.)

  2. September 14, 2015 at 5:54 pm —

    About slave Leia: http://www.oliviawaite.com/blog/2011/08/in-defense-of-slave-leia/

    Favorite quote: “And as soon as she shows up in the gold bikini, with the high ponytail and the neck-chain, every cell in my being went, She must be so pissed about that……

    And here is what Leia does, when you force her into a scanty outfit and choke-chain: she takes that chain, and she kills you with it.”

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