Masala Skeptic's Posts

Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required

Are you interested in starting a skeptical/atheist/freethought group in your town but you’re not sure how to get started? Or, are you running a group now but need ideas for how to grow and expand? The Skepchick Events crew is starting a new vodcast series that I’m really excited about, with the goal of helping folks start and maintain freethought groups. We’ll be running this as ... »

Atlanta Skeptics Star Party 2012

Atlanta Skeptics Star Party 2012

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Only 45 days to Dragon*Con, which means only 44 days to the Atlanta Skeptics Charity Star Party for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! This year, our featured astronomers are Phil Plait and Skepchick’s own Nicole Gugliucci. And our musical line up has doubled – in addition to George Hrab coming back to play, the fabulous Marian Call will ... »

AI: What are we fighting for?

AI: What are we fighting for?

There have been a lot of difficult, emotional and frustrating conversations in the skeptical blogosphere lately. With regards to feminism and harassment, it’s hard to find someone NOT talking about it, at some level. I have also noticed a couple of worrying things: »

Guest Post: Harassment Happens

Guest Post: Harassment Happens

It’s happening again. The skeptical blogosphere is filled with discussion and debate around harassment at skeptical conferences. In particular, some folks have come out to discuss specific incidents of harassment at TAM. We’ve asked one of the people who reported a harassment incident at TAM to tell their story as a guest post here. Lee’s story is below. I am sure I don’t n... »

Guest Post: Science-Based Pregnancy

Guest Post: Science-Based Pregnancy

Rei Dunn contacted us about her experiences trying to take a skeptical look at the process of getting pregnant. She had such a great set of stories to tell that we asked her to contribute a guest post! Rei is a clinical psychologist in California who specializes in sexual health and behavior, severe mental illness, and incarcerated populations. For fun, she reads, goes to the beach, exercises, and... »

Guest Post: Ethan Milne’s Science Fair Experiment

Guest Post: Ethan Milne’s Science Fair Experiment

A young SGU listener contacted Rebecca some time back to let her know about his experience with a science fair project this year. He had such a great, compelling story that we asked him to write a guest post for us. I’ll let him do the rest!   My name is Ethan Milne. I am thirteen years old and am in grade eight. I live in a small town (7,500). My science fair project this year was abou... »

Guest Post: ‘Sup, Bitches?

Guest Post: ‘Sup, Bitches?

Here at Skepchick, we talk a lot about language and particularly about negative words used towards women. I asked Eve Siebert to give us a little education about the great history of the word “bitch”: _________ “Bitch” is a tricky word. Some women don’t mind it; some do; some women wear the label proudly. Some people use it with little intended offense, and some people intend it to be ... »

Guest Post: Ancient Aliens

Guest Post: Ancient Aliens

We grow our skeptics pretty hardy here in Atlanta. For example, I’ve been watching Bob Blaskiewicz on Twitter recently, talking about watching Ancient Aliens and discussing how painfully awful it is. Exposure to that much crap is dangerous work! So, as a concerned friend, I did the only logical thing: had him watch some more and write about it in a guest post.  Enjoy! The Channel Formerly Kn... »

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