Ladies be Jealous chart
FeminismScience

No, Women Do Not Guard Their Men From Sexy Ovulating Werewolf Hussies

This month researchers* from Arizona State University, University of Iowa, and Pennsylvania State University came out with a study entitled “Women Selectively Guard Their (Desirable) Mates From Ovulating Women,” (apologies …

READ MORE →
Surly Amy flower hair clip that says "Science Saves Lives"
FeminismScience

In Defense of Pink Science

Over at Quartz, Shannon Palus wrote a great piece about how condescending so many campaigns to get women into STEM are, whereby companies market to women using female stereotypes under …

READ MORE →
Beach Photo with Bird
FeaturedScienceSkepticism

Science Proves Some People Are Immune to Deepak Chopra’s Bullshit

I came across a study this week from the University of Waterloo with a title that is clearly in the running for Best Study Title Ever: “On the Reception and …

READ MORE →
Lillian Gilbreth
FeaturedSkepticism

Kitchen Design Doesn’t Trap Women In Sexist Stereotypes; It Frees Them

In October in our Chicago skeptic bookclub we read the book The Madam Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science. My personal favorite chapter was on Lillian Gilbreth …

READ MORE →
Ashley and Jamie running
Feminism

Men, Women Do Not Run For You

I’ve been regularly doing long distance running for a couple years now and many of my friends are also runners. Running on a regular basis means spending hours a week …

READ MORE →
Gender Pay Gap
Feminism

It Is Completely Unsurprising That Women Avoid Promotions at Work

A group of women researchers at Harvard recently released the results of a study in PNAS with the title “Compared to men, women view professional advancement as equally attainable, but …

READ MORE →
Planned Parenthood Rally
Feminism

Pro-Life Advocates Don’t Actually Care About the Life of a Fetus

I’ve been thinking about the fight for women’s healthcare a lot lately, mainly due to the influx of messages we’ve been getting to Skepchick in the past month virtually throwing …

READ MORE →
Book cover of The Handmaid's Tale
FeaturedFeminism

One-Star Reviews for The Handmaid’s Tale

This year’s SkepchickCON at CONvergence is dystopia themed, so in order to get ready for all my panels I’ve been reading and rereading dystopian classics. The Handmaid’s Tale, the speculative fiction …

READ MORE →