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The Science of False Rape Allegations

The Science of False Rape Allegations

Transcript is below the video! Conor Oberst, frontman for the band Bright Eyes, was last year accused of raping a woman. The woman, named Joanie Faircloth, posted a comment on an XOJane article claiming that Oberst raped her after a concert on her 16th birthday. Oberst said he was innocent, and filed a defamation lawsuit against Faircloth. A year later, Faircloth has publicly apologized and admitt... »

Richard Dawkins, and Ranking the Top 10 Kinds of Rape in Order of Badness

Richard Dawkins, and Ranking the Top 10 Kinds of Rape in Order of Badness

Obvious trigger warning is obvious. The blessed gift that is the Shit My Clueless Granddad Says Richard Dawkins Twitter account just keeps on giving. In the past several years, Dawkins has smoothly transitioned from being a fairly well-respected science communicator and public intellectual into being a raving sideshow act, on par with the Tweets of luminaries like Jaden Smith and Jose Canseco. Pre... »

Global Quickies: Devil-Guided Journalism, Sexual bias, and More

Global Quickies: Devil-Guided Journalism, Sexual bias, and More

IRAQ Doubts are growing about the authenticity of an edict attributed to the Sunni Islamist group Isis controlling the Iraqi city of Mosul about ordering all females aged between 11 and 46 to undergo female genital mutilation.   EGYPT In explanation for jailing of three al-Jazeera journalists, the judge said the devil encouraged them to use journalism against Egypt.   FINLAND (From Radiu... »

Kathy Etchingham, former partner of Jimi Hendrix, speaks out against new biopic

Kathy Etchingham, former partner of Jimi Hendrix, speaks out against new biopic

Kathy Etchingham was a DJ working in London when she met a young Jimi Hendrix on his first day in the city in 1966. They would date for the next three years, during Hendrix’s rise to stardom, and live together in London until 1969. Etchingham played a key role in Hendrix’s life, inspiring, among other songs, the much-loved “Wind Cries Mary” (Mary is her middle name) and ... »

Craft Beverage People: Do Better.

Craft Beverage People: Do Better.

CN: Slurs; rape jokes; racist and sexist langage and images (mostly in links) It’s no secret that the artisanal food and beverage criticism field is a pretty privileged bunch. After all, to get into it you have to have disposable income, no ailments or conditions that would preclude imbibing a significant amount of alcohol or eating a wide range of foods, and spare time to devote to your blog––or,... »

Anti-Feminist Vlogger Jaclyn Glenn Plagiarizes YouTube & Twitter Comments

Anti-Feminist Vlogger Jaclyn Glenn Plagiarizes YouTube & Twitter Comments

There have been many recent examples of high profile plagiarism scandals, from Jane Goodall to Slavoj Žižek to Shia LeBeouf to Jonah Lehrer. Add to that noteworthy list Jaclyn Glenn, who you probably don’t know unless you are super into YouTube anti-feminists or if you follow Richard Dawkins on Twitter. I first became aware of Glenn about a month ago, when I saw links to her videos popping u... »

Global Quickies: Banned Archie, Female Bishops, and Alien Rock Paintings

Global Quickies: Banned Archie, Female Bishops, and Alien Rock Paintings

SUDAN Sudanese authorities are banning the construction of new Christian churches. Sudan is majority Muslim, but officially guarantees freedom of religion. NIGERIA Malala Yousafzai visited Nigeria to appeal to Boko Haram militants to lay down their weapons and “stop misusing the name of Islam.” UK Church of England leaders voted to allow women to become bishops. The first female bishop... »

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... »

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