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Global Quickies: Ban on “Wine”, Witch Camps Closing, and Blasphemy

PAKISTAN “A teenage boy cut off his own hand after being told he was a blasphemer by an imam. The police arrested the cleric, accusing him of using hate speech …

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Assholes and Heads

I met a woman about 5 years ago who was working for a skeptic organization doing PR. At the time when I met her I was super enthusiastic about the …

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ActivismFeminism

You Don’t Have To Watch Anything

Content Note: This post includes discussions of sexual assault and the experience of being triggered. It also contains a spoiler for episode six of Jessica Jones. This week we found …

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FeminismScience

In Defense of Pink Science

Over at Quartz, Shannon Palus wrote a great piece about how condescending so many campaigns to get women into STEM are, whereby companies market to women using female stereotypes under …

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White Nights, Black Paradise Book Club and Galentine’s Celebration!

I have decided to be a better friend by giving all of our wonderful readers a chance to get more involved in the Los Angeles Women’s Atheist and Agnostic Group …

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FeminismScience

The Contraception Tab

This week I spoke with Beth Sundstrom and Andrea DeMaria, Co-Directors of the Women’s Health Research Team at the College of Charleston, about why the pill is still our go-to …

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Feminism

The Force Awakens, Mary Sue & Female Wish Fulfillment Tropes

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I used to write a lot of pop culture meta. Before I was a science nerd I was a different …

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Women shout slogans and hold up a placard that reads "Against Sexism - Against Racism" as they march through the main railway station of Cologne, Germany, January 5, 2016. About 90 women have reported being robbed, threatened or sexually molested at the New Year's celebrations outside Cologne's cathedral by young, mostly drunk, men, police said on Tuesday.   REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay - RTX215NV
FeminismQuickiesReligionSkepticism

Global Quickies: Coordinated Sexual Assaults, Distracting Bras, and Racists All Over

GERMANY “The mayor of Cologne has summoned police for crisis talks after about 80 women reported sexual assaults and muggings by men on New Year’s Eve. The scale of the …

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