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Queereka Looking for Writers!

Queereka Looking for Writers!

Queereka is looking for more writers! The gig requires with some commitment and provides zero monetary pay, but what it lacks in dollar bills it makes up for with friendship and love! So what are we looking for? At a minimum, applicants should self-identify as queer (by which we mean any non-normative sex, gender, or sexuality) and be knowledgeable about skepticism and feminism. We are particularl... »

ICYMI: Frances Allen, Rooster Talkin’, Marriage Traditions, Rape Media, and “Intellectual Snobbery”

ICYMI: Frances Allen, Rooster Talkin’, Marriage Traditions, Rape Media, and “Intellectual Snobbery”

Teen Skepchick Fair Lady of Computer Science Who Kicks Ass For Women’s History Month, Elisheba gushes about Frances Allen. The Sexualization of YA Fiction Olivia argues that young adult fiction, especially with a female protagonist, focuses too much on a narrow array of relationships and a limited view of sexuality. Poetry and Gender What is gender’s place in feminism? Mad Art Lab Caro... »

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School of Doubt is looking for writers!

Are you an educator or an educator-to-be? Do you work in an education-related field? Do you like science and skepticism? Most importantly, do you have something to say about it? School of Doubt is looking for contributors of all academic specialties and career stages to write for our blog. Writers are expected to produce at least two posts per month on topic of their own choosing, and are also wel... »

ICYMI: Breastfeeding, Belly Dancing, and Brown M&Ms

ICYMI: Breastfeeding, Belly Dancing, and Brown M&Ms

Teen Skepchick Exams, Stress, and Expectations Being labeled “the gifted kid” can come with a heap of stress. You’ll Agree with Me When You’re Older Are points of view of older people inherently better than those of younger people? International Aid to Uganda in Light of Human Rights Violations What is the correct response to the horrible human rights violations in Uganda? ... »

ICYMI: Changing the World, Invisible Dragons, and Religious Freedom

ICYMI: Changing the World, Invisible Dragons, and Religious Freedom

Teen Skepchick Amanda Marcotte Got It Wrong Olivia argues that it’s not OK to arrest an rape victim in order to compel them to testify. Changing the World, One Small, Doable Action at a Time Elisheba finds that her Peace Corps experience translates into making the world better at home. Why We Dress How We Do Grim argues that the focus on what women wear ignores the many reasons people dress ... »

ICYMI: Quizotron, College, Scary Jesus, and the Uselesssness of Math

ICYMI: Quizotron, College, Scary Jesus, and the Uselesssness of Math

Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Denial of Service Attacks and the Cost of Security Elisheba explains how DDoS attacks work and why they are so hard to protect against. What Actually Happened and a Rough Timeline Grimalkin clarifies his objection to ablesim. On the Uselessness of Mathematics and Resultant Magical Oracular Godness of Computers Just because computers can do math for you doesn’t ... »

ICYMI: Medical Illustrations, Popular Kids, Freedom of Speech, and Valentine’s Day

ICYMI: Medical Illustrations, Popular Kids, Freedom of Speech, and Valentine’s Day

Teen Skepchick The Difference between Banning and DDoS Private individuals are not required to give a platform for your speech. Speak Your Mind: Sochi or Bust Tell us your thoughts on the Winter Olympics! Thanks for Proving Our Point If you want to prove sexism doesn’t exist, stop being sexist. Mad Art Lab Wellcome Library Images and Finding My Inner Fish Katie finds a historical image of br... »

A Love Letter to Our DDoS Hackers

A Love Letter to Our DDoS Hackers

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and love is in the air. Can you feel it? The air smells sweet, like a hollow, two dollar, white-chocolate heart. I look forward to biting into it with my pointy little teeth. This time of year, like every time of year, we draw a lot of attention to ourselves at the Skepchick Network for being a fierce and outspoken, lady-run blog. We bring up controv... »

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