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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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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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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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