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Quickies

Quickies: Athlete Class Scandal at UNC, Amy Poehler’s Memoir is Awesome, and Ken Ham Has a Religion Problem

The UNC fake class investigation and the ‘myth’ of the student-athlete – The numbers alone are surprising. At the University of North Carolina, more than 3,100 students, many of whom were …

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Quickies: Report Reveals Bad Treatment of Monica Lewinsky, Flu Vaccine Myths Debunked, and Blackface in Hollywood

Talking While Female – NPR does a segment on the top complaints that women hear about their voices (from too much uptalk to tone of voice). From Jac. Every Single …

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Book Club

Skepchick Book Club: What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Note: Information about next month’s book pick are at the bottom of this post. Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month, we read What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to …

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Cross-Post: Truly Scary Costumes for Modern Kids

Note: The original post can be found over at Grounded Parents, where you can also leave a comment. ***** If you’re still scrambling for costume ideas, fret no more! This …

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Guest Bloggers

Guest Post: My Confidence in Planned Parenthood Waned but Then Returned Stronger

Editor’s Note: Today’s Guest Post is by Kavin Senapathy, who also blogs over at Grounded Parents. This is a great example of how speaking out about an issue can end …

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Quickies: More Gamergate, the Pentagon has a Transgender Ban, and Class Issues

Why #Gamergaters Piss Me The F*** Off – “Chris Kluwe played in the NFL for eight years, but he’s been a gamer for 26 — and he’s sick and tired …

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Quickies: GamerGate and Disco Demolition, Women Coders, and Cosmetic Pseudoscience

Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage – “How are YouTube videos criticizing sexist video games important enough to threaten a school shooting? Read the #GamerGate …

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Quickies: Ugly Sexism, Anita Sarkeesian Cancels Talk Due to Terrorist Threats, and Christian Movies

Anita Sarkeesian Cancels Speech Following Terror Threats – From Ms. Sarkeesian’s Twitter, “Forced to cancel my talk at USU after receiving death threats because police wouldn’t take steps to prevent …

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