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Global Quickies: Blasphemy, Deadly Rituals, and Calling Out Sexism

UK A couple is sentenced for making fake bomb detectors in their garden shed. They sold them for thousands of dollars. These and other “detectors” are still being used in …

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Factually Accurate Mockery

A few nights ago I was chilling with my friends and my boyfriend, eating dinner and talking about nothing in particular. I live with a pile of atheist/feminist/heathen types who …

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Skepticism

Quickies: The Broken Criminal Justice System, Catcalling, and Sexism in Hollywood

Before the Law – “A boy was accused of taking a backpack. The courts took the next three years of his life.” The Daily Show Has Finally Solved Catcalling – …

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Global Quickies: Zombies, Evil Atheists, and Discriminated Virgos

MALDIVES The government is trying to “reduce adverse effects on society that could be caused by published literature” by introducing new regulations to ensure “that the works published in the …

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Minnesota You Are Failing

Just recently I posted about the Somali community in Minneapolis working to get funding for a halal food shelf and the utter fail of the atheist community in response to …

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Bad Chart Thursday: Big Cider

When I first saw the headline “The fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in the US isn’t a beer, wine, or spirit,” I immediately assumed the simplest, most obvious interpretation—that some kind of …

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Quickies: Inherent misogyny, mansplaining, and nail polish

Blinded by my privilege – From the Women in Astronomy blog, a personal story of how to become aware of one’s privilege. Evolutionary anthropologist: “Misogyny is not an inherent human …

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The Ada Initiative and Ally Skills

There is a wonderful organization called the Ada Initiative. Oh what? You aren’t familiar with the Ada Initiative? You should be. They were one of the very few groups who …

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