Elyse's Posts

Game of Thrones Recap: Season 4, Episode 1

Game of Thrones Recap: Season 4, Episode 1

Content Note: Rape, incest, homophobia, gendered insults, potential anorexia, sleep disorders Spoiler’s From Last Night’s Episode Ahead Original article by Courtney Caldwell cross posted from Mad Art Lab Fresh from last season’s crowd-surfing, white savior finale (and just as our hearts were beginning to heal after the Red Wedding), Game of Thrones is back for more action, incest, and just plain w... »

Sexual Assault Awareness, an interview with Red My Lips Founder, Danielle Tansino

Sexual Assault Awareness, an interview with Red My Lips Founder, Danielle Tansino

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. And all month I will be participating in Red My Lips, a campaign against sexual violence. I learned about the campaign just a couple of days ago on Twitter. A friend of mine, Miranda Radik, posted on her blog about Portland State University’s “Stop Sexual Assault” campaign advising students on staying safe. I got angry and went on a social media rant about ... »

Doctors vs Orgasms

Doctors vs Orgasms

Doctors, hey, can I talk to you for a minute? As a patient? Because I think it’s time we had a chat. See, docs (is it okay if I call you “docs”? I’d like to think we’re all friends here.), I’ve been having some trouble with one of your own. I mean, overall she’s great, but on this one thing, not so much. In November, I walked into her office. “I’m depressed and anxious. November is always a hard m... »

Operation Flawless: A Confessional Recap

Operation Flawless: A Confessional Recap

Originally posted at Mad Art Lab I want to thank every single person who contributed even a single selfie. You are all amazing. You are all beautiful. And it is your faces that helped me keep going. I love and respect all of you. I know it was hard. I bow down to you. Monday was the end of Operation Flawless, a social media campaign encouraging women to reject conventional beauty standards and pos... »

Operation Flawless: Selfies against Big Beauty

Operation Flawless: Selfies against Big Beauty

Originally posted at Mad Art Lab In case you’ve forgotten, a couple of months ago, Erin Gloria Ryan of Jezebel wrote a ridiculous article declaring selfies to be a “cry for help” and the ultimate anti-feminist act. Our own Surly Amy responded, schooling Ryan on the importance of self-portraits throughout history. Selfies give us the power to control the way the world sees us. We show ourselves at ... »

Boiling Water Tricks!

Boiling Water Tricks!

Over the past several days, thanks to the polar vortex, America has been frozen into their houses. Blind with boredom, one of us realized that if you throw boiling water into painfully cold air, it turns into steam. AND AMERICA HAD A NEW HOBBY. So over at our sister site, Mad Art Lab, the imitable Ryan Consell made a video showing what happens with boiling water and water at other temperatures the... »

New Parenting Blog Launched!

New Parenting Blog Launched!

Today the Skepchick Network is proudly unrolling our new skeptical parenting blog, Grounded Parents! (Intro to the new site x-posted from GroundedParents.com) Welcome to Grounded Parents, the Skepchick Network’s new skeptical parenting blog! I’m Elyse Mofo Anders, managing editor and 6 year veteran contributor to our parent site Skepchick, and qualified to be here because somehow someone got the i... »

Now Hiring Parents!

Now Hiring Parents!

Skepchick is looking for parents. Not like to fulfill that angry promise we made as kids when we were mad at our own parents. We’re looking for parents who want to blog about parenting. Next month, we will be launching our new parenting sister site, Grounded Parents, and we are looking for contributors. Are you qualified? Maybe. You don’t have to be good at parenting. You just have to be not-much-... »

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