Study results showing that women and men were assigned equal bonuses in the non-merit condition but men got higher bonuses in the merit condition
Feminism

The Paradox of Meritocracy

I’ve written about the gender pay gap before and every time I do I get people who respond by insisting that there is perfect equality in the workplace and any …

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Events

Skepchick Schedule for ChiFi

Starting tomorrow, all of your favorite Skepchicks will be at the historic Palmer House in Chicago for ChiFi. We also have a ton of friends of Skepchick joining us for Skepchick-themed programming …

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Events

Join Skepchick in Chicago next Week for Chi-Fi

Next week Skepchick will be running a bunch of events during geek con Chi-Fi at the historic Palmer House in downtown Chicago. All of your favorite Skepchick, Mad Art Lab, …

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ReligionSkepticism

Most Republicans Want a Christian Theocracy and Other Lessons From Reading Polling Data

This week a Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll showing that 57% of republicans in the US want to institute Christianity as a national religion has been making the rounds on social …

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Events

Skepchick is Coming to Chicago for Chi-Fi

You’ve probably heard of SkepchickCON where all the Skepchicks descend upon Minneapolis as part of CONvergence, but this year we’re expanding to Chicago. The weekend of March 19-22, 2015 the …

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Anti-ScienceSkepticism

7 Ways Anti-Vaxxers Are Worse than You Ever Could Have Imagined

I wrote the other day about how most parents that are not vaccinating are not senseless or stupid; They are just parents who have anxieties around vaccines and are not sure …

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Activism

Throwback Thursday: An Evidence-Based Guide for Convincing Parents to Vaccinate

Throwback Thursday is a series we sometimes do at Skepchick wherein we re-post old Skepchick pieces that have updates, are relevant again, or that we just really want to re-share. The U.S. is currently in the …

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FeaturedSkepticism

Poe’s Law: Mississippi River Monster Edition

Back in November 2012 I went on a road trip from San Diego to Chicago. At one point I spent a full day in Memphis and while there took a ton of …

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