Jane the Virgin Poster
Feminism

Jane the Virgin May be the Most Progressive Show on Television

It may seem unlikely that a telenovela adaptation about a 23-year-old virgin by choice who was accidentally artificially inseminated by her soon-to-be baby daddy’s gynecologist sister would be a bastion …

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Experience Life magazine cover with Vani Hari
Feminism

Fun Fact! Even Awful Women Don’t Deserve Rape Threats

TW for sexist slurs and threats of gender violence. Recently, the online discussion over the harassment of women has become a hot topic. We’ve dealt with our share of harassment here …

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Skepticism

Calm Down. The World Isn’t Running Out of Chocolate

A couple days ago my Facebook feed blew up with everyone sharing a Chicago Tribune article predicting a bleak future where our tongues will never again taste the dark, nutty …

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Feminism

Sam Harris Doesn’t Understand Bell Curves

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another round of Bad Chart Thursday. This week, rather than make fun of a bad chart, I was inspired to write a …

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black cat closeup
Skepticism

So You Want to Understand Bayes’ Theorem and/or Look at Photos of Cats

Back in 2010, researcher Daniel Daryl Bem at Cornell University supposedly proved that psychic precognition exists. He did a variety of tests on college students in which he reversed some common psychological …

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EventsFeminism

Your Well-Written Anti-Harassment Policy is Insufficient

Last Memorial Day weekend, I headed up to Wisconsin to attend my very first WisCon. WisCon is a feminist sci-fi convention held each year in Madison, WI. I cannot even …

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FeaturedScience

The Economics of Our Robot Future

On Sunday morning of SkepchickCON I was one of the panelists on the faux award winning Cities of the Future panel along with Ryan Consell, Desiree Schell and Shawn Otto. We …

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SKepchick OITNB cosplay. Photo by Jamie Bernstein.
Events

Cosplay SkepchickCON-Style

Another SkepchickCON has come to a close and this year was one of the best ever. As usual, our merry band of Skepchick Network contributors walked the halls of CONvergence in …

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