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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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ActivismAnti-ScienceFeminismQuickiesReligionSkepticism

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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Skepticism

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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Random AsidesSkepticism

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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Skepticism

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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ActivismFeminismSkepticism

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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Skepticism

That’s Not Atheism, It’s Just Racism

Atheism does not have a stellar history when it comes to Islamophobia, particularly in the realm of holding Muslims or Muslim countries to the same standards that we hold everyone …

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Random AsidesSkepticism

The truth about apple pie spice

People lost their damn minds when they learned Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) did NOT contain pumpkin.  As it turned out, the key part of the Starbucks PSL is pumpkin spice, which …

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