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Science has an Image Problem

Science has an Image Problem

This post is written by Mad Art Lab contributor Seelix, aka Emily. Emily is a Science Communicator, Forensic Anthropologist, Costumer and QA Analyst, sometimes, but not usually, all at once. Emily can usually be found lurking in dark corners of the internet as Seelix on Twitter, on Google+ and even occasionally at her blog This View of Life.   One of the joys of being involved with one of the... »

Join Amy Tonight in Los Angeles for LAWAAG

Join Amy Tonight in Los Angeles for LAWAAG

Tonight at 7pm at The Center for Inquiry in Los Angeles, LAWAAG is having it’s first meet-up. If you are in the Los Angeles area and primarily identify as a woman, come on down and say hello. We will have drinks and snacks and make new friends. We will also talk about the activist art project we already have planned for the month of September and we will discuss what issues the group may tac... »

Please Join Me at CFI WEST on July 1st

Please Join Me at CFI WEST on July 1st

Hello friends! (And future friends!) This is a reminder that the first meeting for my new group, The Los Angeles Women’s Atheist and Agnostic Group (LAWAAG) is happening at 7pm on Tuesday, July 1st at The Center For Inquiry, Los Angeles. The group is being created to provide a safe, supportive and creative space for those who primarily identify as women. We are going to work on activist art ... »

Here is Your Chance to Help an Acid Attack Victim

Here is Your Chance to Help an Acid Attack Victim

I talk a lot about rising above the hate and getting off your ass to actually make a real difference in the lives of the people around you. A friend of mine, named Claire Knowlton, does that on a regular basis. Claire is the Board President of The Life You Can Save which is a 501(c)(3) that focuses on effective giving. You can find out more about her fantastic organization and the valuable work th... »

#EndFathersDay: Using Hashtags as Retribution Against Women of Color

#EndFathersDay: Using Hashtags as Retribution Against Women of Color

Last week I wrote that it was pretty obvious that #EndFathersDay was in no way a part of the feminist movement. Not only is there not a single shred of evidence indicating that feminists as a whole supported the hashtag, but well-known feminists like Jessica Valenti have even written in support of fathers. Based on recent tweets from an account called @NayNayCantStop, it seems that while the tag w... »

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#TwitterTheocracy: How Anti-Blasphemy Laws Are Tools of Oppression

Recently, the case of Meriam Ibrahim made international headlines. The story was that she, a pregnant Christian woman married to a Christian, was being accused of apostasy and sentenced to death for it. Some but not all of the articles about it mentioned the most troubling fact about the case: she is not even a apostate in that she was a Muslim and then defected from Islam. Instead, her absentee f... »

NEWS FLASH: Protest MRA Con on SATURDAY

NEWS FLASH: Protest MRA Con on SATURDAY

On Saturday in Detroit (that is tomorrow my friends) a group will protesting the Men’s Right’s Activist convention taking place this weekend at The Double Tree Hotel in Detroit. The group will meet at the Grand Circus Park and march to the Doubletree Hotel. If you read this blog you are familiar with the violent and harassing tendencies of the MRA movement who often target women who id... »

Ask Surly Amy: How To Help Fight Sexism On The Internet

Ask Surly Amy: How To Help Fight Sexism On The Internet

It’s been a while and things have been wild but I’m bringing back my Ask Surly Amy series because I have opinions and advice and I can not contain these feelings any longer. Besides, we get a shit-ton of emails sent in that ask us all kinds of random stuff and Rebecca just files them in the virtual round filing cabinet. How can I sew a unicorn cosplay? Who was the best Survivor contest... »

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