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Science has an Image Problem

Science has an Image Problem

This post is written by Mad Art Lab contributor Seelix, aka Emily. Emily is a Science Communicator, Forensic Anthropologist, Costumer and QA Analyst, sometimes, but not usually, all at once. Emily can usually be found lurking in dark corners of the internet as Seelix on Twitter, on Google+ and even occasionally at her blog This View of Life.   One of the joys of being involved with one of the... »

Join Amy Tonight in Los Angeles for LAWAAG

Join Amy Tonight in Los Angeles for LAWAAG

Tonight at 7pm at The Center for Inquiry in Los Angeles, LAWAAG is having it’s first meet-up. If you are in the Los Angeles area and primarily identify as a woman, come on down and say hello. We will have drinks and snacks and make new friends. We will also talk about the activist art project we already have planned for the month of September and we will discuss what issues the group may tac... »

Hobby Lobby Wins SCOTUS Approval to Take Away Women’s Health Care

Hobby Lobby Wins SCOTUS Approval to Take Away Women’s Health Care

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Monday that the Christian owned craft store, Hobby Lobby has the right to deny contraception and related women’s reproductive health care coverage to its employes based on it’s religious beliefs. That’s right, forget crafting, Hobby Lobby believes that God wants all women to be baby makers regardless of whether or not that choice might kill them. Th... »

Please Join Me at CFI WEST on July 1st

Please Join Me at CFI WEST on July 1st

Hello friends! (And future friends!) This is a reminder that the first meeting for my new group, The Los Angeles Women’s Atheist and Agnostic Group (LAWAAG) is happening at 7pm on Tuesday, July 1st at The Center For Inquiry, Los Angeles. The group is being created to provide a safe, supportive and creative space for those who primarily identify as women. We are going to work on activist art ... »

Here is Your Chance to Help an Acid Attack Victim

Here is Your Chance to Help an Acid Attack Victim

I talk a lot about rising above the hate and getting off your ass to actually make a real difference in the lives of the people around you. A friend of mine, named Claire Knowlton, does that on a regular basis. Claire is the Board President of The Life You Can Save which is a 501(c)(3) that focuses on effective giving. You can find out more about her fantastic organization and the valuable work th... »

Escaping Religion and Abuse

Escaping Religion and Abuse

I consider myself very lucky in the sense that I was not indoctrinated into any specific religion as a child. I never had to cast aside the shackles of religion or fight to escape religious persecution. I was free to decide if religion was right for me and I didn’t have to give up family when I did that. But most people are not so lucky. Most children have the path of their life set by thous... »

NEWS FLASH: Protest MRA Con on SATURDAY

NEWS FLASH: Protest MRA Con on SATURDAY

On Saturday in Detroit (that is tomorrow my friends) a group will protesting the Men’s Right’s Activist convention taking place this weekend at The Double Tree Hotel in Detroit. The group will meet at the Grand Circus Park and march to the Doubletree Hotel. If you read this blog you are familiar with the violent and harassing tendencies of the MRA movement who often target women who id... »

Ask Surly Amy: How To Fix a Sexist Boyfriend

Ask Surly Amy: How To Fix a Sexist Boyfriend

We get email: Hello, I was wondering if you could help me out with an issue I’m having with my partner. I’m starting to notice more and more how sexist and misogynistic he is, presumably as he becomes more comfortable I’m seeing the real him. I think its mainly a case of education and up bringing as he went to an all boys school and that he doesn’t understand what he’... »

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