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Quickies

Quickies: Homeless Women, Anita Sarkeesian, and Rowdy (White) Retirement Communities

One Woman’s Lessons From Living On The Street – “Susan says life on the streets is a constant battle for all homeless people, but for women it’s particularly hard. On …

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Guest Bloggers

Guest Post: The Second Amendment is for White People

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post, by Jon Childress, is a must-read on the racial politics of guns in America.  ****** If you haven’t been following (on social media, not cable news) …

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Quickies

Quickies: Prayer Meetings, Anti-Vax Mentality, and the Indifference of White America

How neuroscience is being used to spread quackery in business and education – The origin of the phrase “cargo-cult science” and how charlatans and pseudoscientists are co-opting neuroscience language without …

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FeminismParenting

Cross Post: The Radical Notion that Children are People

Editor’s Note: This cross post from Grounded Parents was written by Cassandra Phoenix. Click through the link at the bottom to read the full post and make comments.  ****** I …

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Quickies: Bill Nye Fights for Science, Gaming Misogyny, and Comic Book Parents

Tuskegee Syphilis Study Recruitment Letter – An example of the letter sent out to some black men in Alabama, in one of the most infamous cases of unethical science. Gaming …

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Book Club

Skepchick Book Club: Life Ascending

Note: Information about next month’s book is at the bottom of this post. Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month we read Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of …

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Quickies

Quickies: Teenage Nostalgia, Sexism is Great?, and Domestic Violence

Neural Nostalgia - “Why do we love the music we heard as teenagers?” It’s true–I’m definitely more into the music of my teenagehood now than I was when I was a …

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FeminismGuest Bloggers

Guest Post: Twitter’s Contraception Problem

Editor’s Note: Jenny Splitter, who also blogs on Skepchick’s parenting blog Grounded Parents, wrote this piece to raise awareness on why you never see contraceptives advertised on Twitter.  ****** If …

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