4024997456_d739744dd6
Afternoon Inquisition

AI: Fred Phelps, Lover of the Gayz

It’s possible you’ve heard by now the news of Fred Phelps alleged late-in-life conversion to LGBT equality. Actually, that might be overstating things. Zacharias Phelps-Roper, grandson of Phelps and former …

READ MORE →
Skepchick logo throwback thurs
Afternoon InquisitionFeminism

TBT: Does This Last Name Make My Feminism Look Big?

This post originally aired via the intertubes on June 15, 2010. And it makes me smile, a lot. It was one of the first times I ever wrote about anything …

READ MORE →
Cultured-Beef-02_600
Afternoon Inquisition

AI: Science Burgers

If you haven’t been reading the news lately, you may have missed the hoopla surrounding the consumption of the world’s first lab-grown beef burger. Basically, scientists have spent hundreds of …

READ MORE →
Screen shot 2013-08-01 at 10.31.21 AM
Afternoon Inquisition

AI: Childfree and Fabulous

The upcoming issue of TIME Magazine is going to run a cover story by Lauren Sandler on the Childfree lifestyle and how “having it all” can mean not having children. …

READ MORE →
shopping
Afternoon Inquisition

AI: Welcome White Lady Shoppers!

After George Zimmerman was acquitted of murder, the talk everywhere was focused how different life is when you’re white vs when you’re not white. Because I’m not an asshole, I …

READ MORE →
Afternoon Inquisition

AI: What to Call Non-Alt Med?

Yesterday, Carrie Poppy and I had a great conversation sparked by my re-tweeting of Sarah Moglia. Saying this ? advocating alt med. Shouldn't be that hard to understand RT @Mowgli3 …

READ MORE →
Body Identity Disorder2
Afternoon InquisitionFeminismScienceSkepticism

AI: Body Integrity Identity Disorder and Wanting to be Disabled

Chloe Jennings-White is a healthy, able-bodied. 58 year-old research scientist who lives part of her life in wheelchair. She lives this way not by necessity, but by choice. Chloe suffers …

READ MORE →
Afternoon Inquisition

AI: Forced to learn to like learning new things

This summer I made plans to run more and write more. I put my son in theater camp and enrolled my daughter in preschool and I was going to do …

READ MORE →