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Skepchick Sundaylies! with the NPR Masculinity Police, Parenting Kids of a Certain Age, and a Plea to Stop Exorcising Ted Cruz

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Exorcisms and Agency
Even Ted Cruz doesn’t deserve an exorcism.

Mad Art Lab

Why Are There NPR Music Reporters Who Need to Police Singers’ Masculinity?
Ashley takes on a recent NPR story about men’s singing voices.

Mad Art Cast: Space Innovation and Creativity with JPL Engineer Asad Aboobaker
The Gang talks space innovation with a engineer for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Argonne National Laboratory’s Microbiome Project: Surgery
Katie shows us what she’s been up to since her last post. Hint: It involves creating images of a resected bowel.

School of Doubt

Justifying Social Justice in the Classroom
Jay considers what kind of values we should be transmitting to students.

Grounded Parents

Internet Meme Demolition Derby: Medicating Calvin & Hobbes Edition
Lou responds to the alleged “secret last strip” from Calvin and Hobbes.

What Age is Hardest on (Some) Moms?
Bethany explains some recent research on how moms feel when their kids are in a given age group.

Featured image credit: Kayla Johnson from Seattle, United States – The Weeknd at Bumbershoot 2015, CC BY 2.0



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  1. February 21, 2016 at 1:43 pm —

    Regarding men’s voices, I have a four-octave range. It’s a rarity, to say the least. A lot of traditional Lakota music uses contraltos. (And also 2/2 time and a pentatonic scale, but I digress.)

    While we’re demolishing memes, I have one to abort right now.

    Los clintonistas son mentirosos sin vergüenza

  2. February 22, 2016 at 4:33 am —

    re exorcism – sort of on par with, excommunication and the mormon practice of retrospective baptism.

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