Dove social engineering
FeminismSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: Dove’s #NewspeakBeautiful

I always knew that George Orwell was on to something. Sure, he was a little off on the year when it would all go down–1984 was more the year of …

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Skepticism

Women’s Sports Just Aren’t Exciting

I’ve recently become a fan of pro basketball. I watch it often with my boyfriend and a couple of our other friends (all male). And more often than not, I’m …

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Skepticism

Biodynamic Wine: My Favorite Pseudoscience

It seems every one of my skeptic-leaning friends has a pseudoscience for which they have the teeniest bit of sympathy. Whether it’s because they used to believe it, because they …

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Anti-ScienceFeminismQuickiesReligionSkepticism

Global Quickies: Strip Searches, Racists in the Subway, and Giant Salamanders

TANZANIA “ The abduction of an albino child in Tanzania sparked calls on Tuesday for greater action to enforce a newly-imposed ban on witch doctors to stop the killing of …

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Anti-ScienceSkepticism

7 Ways Anti-Vaxxers Are Worse than You Ever Could Have Imagined

I wrote the other day about how most parents that are not vaccinating are not senseless or stupid; They are just parents who have anxieties around vaccines and are not sure …

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FeminismQuickiesReligionSkepticism

Global Quickies: Taekwondo for Equality, Laughing at Sexists, and Jailing Opposition for Sodomy

UK (from Dan) “Just when we didn’t think she could get any more amazing, Queen Elizabeth II called gay marriage in England “wonderful.”” NORTH KOREA (from Ray) The recent history …

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Anti-ScienceRandom AsidesSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: Public Displays of Affection

I wasn’t going to do a Valentine’s Day post. It’s a holiday that doesn’t really cross my radar except for maybe the prospect of discounted candy after it’s over. But …

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ReviewsScienceSkepticism

Kavin Can’t Even: Food Babe Way Exotifies India, and Grossly Exaggerates or Lies About Her Dad

Dear Vani, Your exotification of India, and simultaneous painting of the nation as full of people who can only afford cheap food is offensive. As an Indian-American, I’m appalled and …

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