Apollo 11 mission on moon

Quickies: Lowest difficulty setting in action, 45th anniversary of Apollo 11, and prioritizing rape kits

The lowest difficulty setting in action – A 25-year study of children in Baltimore shows that even at the same low income level, straight white men still have it easier. Apollo 11 turns 45: A lunar landing anniversary retrospective – From Criticaldragon1177. Pro-life nurse sues family planning clinic for not giving her a job she refused to do – From mrmisconception. Sitting on ra... »

Quickies: Limping Ladies, UConn Settles Sexual Assault Suit, and the Use of Turbans During the Jim Crow Era

Quickies: Limping Ladies, UConn Settles Sexual Assault Suit, and the Use of Turbans During the Jim Crow Era

Victorian Strangeness: The bizarre tale of the ladies who limped – If you laugh at this story about a strange fad, just remember that the whole “one glove” trend inspired by Michael Jackson wasn’t too long ago. Gangs draw up lists of girls to rape as proxy attacks on rivals – “Gangs assault rivals’ sisters and girlfriends as a ‘low risk’ method... »

Skepchick Sundaylies: The Game, Thor’s Armor, Snowpiercer, Inclusive Atheism, Subtle Sexism, Helicopter Parenting, and Identifying as Disabled

Skepchick Sundaylies: The Game, Thor’s Armor, Snowpiercer, Inclusive Atheism, Subtle Sexism, Helicopter Parenting, and Identifying as Disabled

Sunday Funny: Gender Roles (via TheRobinHead) Teen Skepchick DBT Skills: Mindfulness “How” Olivia continues her series on DBT skills. Bi-erasure: Constantine In NBC’s new show Constantine, smoking is fine but bisexuality is taboo. The Not so Beautiful Game Step 1: An Uncompelling Frame Narrative Stigmatizes Mental Illness Elizabeth is reading The Game so you don’t have to. Mad Art Lab ... »

Skepchick Book Club: Jesus Land

Skepchick Book Club: Jesus Land

Note: Information about next month’s book is at the bottom of this post. Content Warning: The author of this book describes her extreme physical and sexual abuse as a child, at the hands of people who used Jesus to justify their actions.  Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month, we read Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres. This book is a memoir of Julia’s youth, growing up in an e... »

Anti-Feminist Vlogger Jaclyn Glenn Plagiarizes YouTube & Twitter Comments

Anti-Feminist Vlogger Jaclyn Glenn Plagiarizes YouTube & Twitter Comments

There have been many recent examples of high profile plagiarism scandals, from Jane Goodall to Slavoj Žižek to Shia LeBeouf to Jonah Lehrer. Add to that noteworthy list Jaclyn Glenn, who you probably don’t know unless you are super into YouTube anti-feminists or if you follow Richard Dawkins on Twitter. I first became aware of Glenn about a month ago, when I saw links to her videos popping u... »

Global Quickies: Banned Archie, Female Bishops, and Alien Rock Paintings

Global Quickies: Banned Archie, Female Bishops, and Alien Rock Paintings

SUDAN Sudanese authorities are banning the construction of new Christian churches. Sudan is majority Muslim, but officially guarantees freedom of religion. NIGERIA Malala Yousafzai visited Nigeria to appeal to Boko Haram militants to lay down their weapons and “stop misusing the name of Islam.” UK Church of England leaders voted to allow women to become bishops. The first female bishop... »

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