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Quickies

Quickies: Rumor Tracker, Gabby Giffords Refuses to be Pitied, and the Health Effects of Leaving Religion

Finally, the Useful New Website That Debunks Silly Internet Rumors in Real Time – “The ‘real-time rumor tracker,’ which is part of a journalism research project at Columbia University, launched …

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Quickies

Quickies: Campus Sexual Assault Revolution, Synthetic Biology, and Sexist Atheists

How My Chronic Pain Shaped My Views About Abortion – “There’s no correlation between being in favor of reproductive rights and having chronic pain. But these issues have a great …

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Book Club

Skepchick Book Club: Lost At Sea

Note: information about next month’s book are at the bottom of this post. ******* Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month, we read Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson …

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QuickiesSkepticism

Quickies: Ken Jennings’ Ableist Wheelchair Joke, Fighting for Birth Control, and ‘The Princess Bride’

Ugh: Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings tweets super offensive “wheelchair” joke – Hopefully by the time you read this, he will have issued an apology. (For some reason, though, I’m not …

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Quickies: Trans TV Show, GoFundMe Bans Abortion-Related Funds, and Wonder Woman

In ‘Transparent,’ Transgender Issues Are A Family Affair – “Transparent is a comedy-drama that centers on a family and their lives following the discovery that their father, whom they’d known …

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FeminismGuest Bloggers

Guest Post: Insight into the Lives of the Intersexed

Editor’s Note: You may remember Amy’s last guest post about the Invisible Intersexed Community. Next, she tackles what it feels like to be diagnosed as intersexed (with a female identity).  …

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Quickies

Quickies: GamerGate, Heating Pads, and Stink Labs

5 Things I Learned as the Internet’s Most Hated Person – “I made the mistake of dating a guy who would later go on to write a several-act manifesto about …

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Quickies

Quickies: Asteroid Rights, Koch Money, and Misogyny in the Atheist Movement

Will Misogyny Bring Down The Atheist Movement? – “The continuing debate over a murky sexual encounter at a 2008 convention for cheekily anti-establishment skeptics underscores a broader dilemma: How can …

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