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Operation Flawless: A Confessional Recap

Operation Flawless: A Confessional Recap

Originally posted at Mad Art Lab I want to thank every single person who contributed even a single selfie. You are all amazing. You are all beautiful. And it is your faces that helped me keep going. I love and respect all of you. I know it was hard. I bow down to you. Monday was the end of Operation Flawless, a social media campaign encouraging women to reject conventional beauty standards and pos... »

Returning Force With Equal Force

Returning Force With Equal Force

As some of you might know, I see a therapist and I often find that my therapist offers me Sage Wisdom. Oftentimes I also find that the Sage Wisdom offered by my dear shrink is applicable not just to my personal life but to the larger currents in the skeptical, atheist, or feminist movements. This week I had one of those experiences and a light bulb went off in my head. In this case, we were talkin... »

Skeptic and Atheist Do Better Challenge

Skeptic and Atheist Do Better Challenge

Over the years I have self-identified as an atheist and as a skeptic. But lately, I look around these communities and I don’t see much that reflects who I am or how I feel about the world. I see no need to go into details about that. If you read this blog, you know that over the years many of us who have dedicated our time and money to advancing skepticism in particular, have been let down b... »

Disabled? Write for us!

Disabled? Write for us!

So, in case you didn’t notice, there was a bit of a kerfuffle recently on Skepchick about ableism. Turns out, not everyone on Skepchick has the same opinions, and we all make mistakes. But this experience did teach us one thing: we don’t have enough disabled voices on this network. So, we’re starting a sister site for people with disabilities! And we want YOU to write for us (wel... »

School of Doubt CrossPost: Literacy Privilege

School of Doubt CrossPost: Literacy Privilege

Note: This article was originally posted on School of Doubt. Go there for the whole thing, or read the beginning below. If you use social media, chances are you’ve seen the following Glove and Boots video floating around on the internets:     Now, as an educator I absolutely 100% believe that we should be doing our best to teach students to comfortably engage with and communicate i... »

Meet Dr Siouxsie Wiles at SkepchickCon

Meet Dr Siouxsie Wiles at SkepchickCon

SkepchickCon 2014 takes place at CONvergence a sci-fi/fantasy conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Doubletree in Bloomington, July 3-6, 2014. Skepchick is proud to help organize the science track at this event and over the coming weeks I’d like to introduce you to some of the brilliant and talented people you can meet if you attend. Today, I’d like to introduce you to microbiolo... »

“Animal Rights Come Before Religion,” according to Denmark

“Animal Rights Come Before Religion,” according to Denmark

A few days after a Copenhagen zoo sparked outrage for killing a healthy, young giraffe in order to “prevent inbreeding,” Denmark has announced that they would no longer allow religious exemptions for slaughter of animals (warning: headline picture at link is of slaughtered animal corpses). This primarily affects Jewish and Muslim people in Denmark, because in order for meat to be consi... »

Idaho: Guaranteed Medical Services for Straight Men Only

Idaho: Guaranteed Medical Services for Straight Men Only

At long last, a new video! This one is inspired by the depressing news that Representative Luker of the Idaho State Senate has introduced a bill allowing cops and doctors to discriminate against LGBT people. I suspect this bill is meant to close a loophole in a current law allowing doctors to discriminate against women. Watch: Things I did not make up: Cops and doctors in Idaho can discriminate ag... »

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