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New Sister Site, Queereka!

Hello everyone! Just wanted to let you in on a bit of awesome news. Today marks the launch of a brand new sister-site within the Skepchick network. It’s called Queereka, …

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Skepticism

13 Myths and Misconceptions About Trans Women: Part One

Debunking myths is one of those things that us skeptics are supposed to do, right? Okay then… (my triskaidekaphilia isn’t showing, is it?) 1. Trans women are just really, really, …

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FeminismParenting

Guyliner, Murses, Bromance and Femmephobia

  (Thanks to Gwenn and BeardOfPants for some of the links!) There’s been a lovely and adorable video circulating on the tubes-osphere the last few days that I’m sure has …

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Christmas Quickies For You

A very special extra set of Quickies, direct from Miniature Red Polar God.  Happy Monkey! No, Virginia, There is No Santa Claus. From my blogging hero, Greta Christina. On Santa. …

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ScienceSkepticism

Bilaterally Gynandromorphic Chickens, and Why I’m Not “Scientifically” Male

You know what this world needs more of? Misconceptions about transsexuality. Wait… I think I got that backwards. Right… there is absolutely no dearth whatsoever of misconceptions people have about …

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Feminism

Sacrificing Privilege

By far one of the most challenging obstacles to building a meaningful dialogue about privilege is the extreme ease with which we’re able to take it for granted. Quick: when …

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Religion

You May Want to Save Your Pocket Change Next Time You See a Jingle Dude

It’d be my guess that given the overlap between the skepticism and atheism camps, a lot of our readers are already going to have a few reservations about the Salvation …

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Science

Born This Way? a Skeptical Look at the Neurological Theory of Gender Identity

For some reason, political debates concerning LGBT rights and issues like same-sex marriage often end up getting caught up in the question of whether or not being gay, lesbian, bi …

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