Skepticism

How Big Alt-Med Tried (and Failed) to Silence a Scientist

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: In past videos, I’ve mentioned “Big Alt Med.” Obviously this is a reference to “Big Pharma,” the label given to the …

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Quickies

Quickies: Fear of Losing White Privilege, Effective Drug Abuse Policies, and That Soda Article in the New York Times

Iceland Knows How To Stop Teen Substance Abuse. The World Isn’t Listening – “Their analysis revealed clear differences between the lives of kids who took up drinking, smoking and other …

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Feminism

Did the Patriarchy Steal Friday the 13th From Women?

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Last Friday was Friday the 13th, meaning that dark forces from distant universes compelled people to be a bunch of fucking …

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Meta Stuff

It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Singing for Women’s Rights, Russell’s Teapot, and the Importance of Making Art

Sunday Funny: Resolution (via PhD) Teen Skepchick Awesome Sauce Music Friday: Saudi Women Kick Ass and Take Names Watch these Saudi women sing and dance for women’s rights. Mad Art …

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Quickies

Global Quickies: Burka Ban in Morocco, Swimming in Switzerland, and Decriminalizing Domestic Violence in Russia

MOROCCO “Morocco has banned the sale, production and import of the burka, according to local reports.” CHINA “Tencent, China’s largest internet company, has apologised after terrible inappropriate videos from its …

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Anti-Science

Hospital CEO Delivers Anti-Vaccination Rant (But It Gets Worse)

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Dr. Daniel Niedes, director and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, recently published an anti-vaccine screed on Cleveland.com, causing doctors …

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Quickies

Quickies: Farting animals, skeptical health books, and sluttiness

11 books to read when your friend goes paleo (or adopts some other “natural” diet) – Definitely a reading list of interest to skeptics. Scientists on Twitter made a list …

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ActivismPolitics

A Russian Journalist writes “A message to my doomed colleagues in the American media”

The following article is by Alexey Kovalev, a Russian journo who generously states in a postscript that he allows this to be reposted and shared. We feel it’s important and …

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