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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Chart showing the percent of men who rated each trait as important.
FeaturedScience

A Survey Did Not Prove Men Want Dependent Wives

Surveys are funny things. You can get some interesting revelations out of a well-done survey, but if the survey has significant flaws you can also end up with a barrage …

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PayScale Infographic showing that in 6 fields men only make a couple percentages more in wages then women in the same jobs
Anti-ScienceFeminism

Bad Chart Thursday: Redditors Prove the Gender Wage Gap is a Myth

Ladies, you can all stop complaining about not being paid as much as men because Reddit has determined that there is no gender wage gap. Reddit user Rhiever posted in …

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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
FeaturedFeminism

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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