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Skepchick Sundaylies: “Free Gifts,” Hedy LaMarr, Google Classroom, and Mother’s Day

Skepchick Sundaylies: “Free Gifts,” Hedy LaMarr, Google Classroom, and Mother’s Day

Teen Skepchick Sex and Sexuality: Masturbation Alice makes the case for masturbation. Do Your Research: Campus Sexual Assault Olivia encourages would-be college freshmen to look into how their choice in university handles sexual assault. If Proselytizing Speech Were Held to the Standards of Advertising Speech When you’re promised a “free gift” that seems too good to be true, be s... »

Get To Know Your Skepchicks: Julia

Get To Know Your Skepchicks: Julia

I am a lucky lady for a whole bushel load of reasons. One reason in particular is that I get to meet a lot of wonderful, brilliant people. And every so often one of these amazing people lets me photograph them. And on a very good day they also let me pick their brain so that I can learn even more about them and then share what I find with you. This is one of those times. Please enjoy the latest in... »

Skepchick Sundaylies: Baby Love, Your Inner Fish, Creationism, and the Frozen Agenda

Skepchick Sundaylies: Baby Love, Your Inner Fish, Creationism, and the Frozen Agenda

Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 96: Surf the Wave Function Ever wonder what a wave function is? Mindy finds out. What If I Don’t Know? Olivia acknowledges that, for some people, their sexual orientation is not obvious to them. A Mandatory Love for Babies Elizabeth doesn’t get those fuzzy feelings around babies she’s been told she’s supposed to have. Mad Art Lab Ne... »

Throwback Thursday: Tell Me How I Should Feel

Throwback Thursday: Tell Me How I Should Feel

This post was original shared on June 28th, 2011. Sad that it is still relevant, but it is a lovely post that I’m proud of past Amy for having written. It reminds me of something that would be read at a poetry slam. It was my response to the early phase of the online harassment that we had begun to see ramp up, when we dared to speak up about the sexism we were seeing and experiencing in the... »

Skepchick Sundaylies: Mutant Super Rats, Slime Mold of Life, Drag Race, and “Momnesia”

Skepchick Sundaylies: Mutant Super Rats, Slime Mold of Life, Drag Race, and “Momnesia”

Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Bleeding Hearts and the Tribulations of Initializing Variables in C Elizabeth explains what went wrong with OpenSSL. Adulthood: Mourning the Past Being an adult is more than just gaining responsibility. You lose something important, too. In Defence of Giant Ravenous Mutant Super Rats The British don’t need to fear a rat infestation. Mad Art Lab Parity Girl: The... »

Throwback Thursday: Buy Shamwows! Now!

Throwback Thursday: Buy Shamwows! Now!

Originally posted January 19, 2009 I’d like to talk to you about a man whom I’ve dubbed “Headset Vince”. He’s the guy from the ShamWow commercials. He wears a headset for reasons no one other than Vince can understand… maybe he’s expecting a phone call? From his agent offering him a better gig? Maybe his mom is calling to tell him that Stella from Bingo sa... »

Skepchick Sundaylies: Nerd Girls, Bisexuality, Creationism, and Raising a Young Skeptic

Skepchick Sundaylies: Nerd Girls, Bisexuality, Creationism, and Raising a Young Skeptic

Sunday Funny: xkcd explains free speech Teen Skepchick Suspension of Disbelief: Magic Time Elizabeth reviews the 2002 novel by Barbara Hambly. What It Means to be a Woman in Nerd Culture: The Mary Sue Alice explains what bugs her about the Mary Sue trope. Don’t Worry, You’ll Change Your Mind: Making Life Decisions Young Olivia discusses the implicit sexism and ageism in telling a young... »

Bad Chart Thursday: Stand Your Ground

Bad Chart Thursday: Stand Your Ground

By now, I’m sure you’ve all seen the Worst Chart in the Universe, created by Christine Chan of Reuters, depicting the number of gun deaths (or murders?) committed using firearms in Florida, with emphasis on the 2005 enactment of the state’s Stand Your Ground law. Here it is for those who haven’t seen it being snickered across Twitter or in Pharyngula.   On Twitter, Chan defends her inverted y... »

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