Quickies: Forgotten Childhood Memories, FDA Loopholes, and Game of Thrones Attack Ads

Quickies: Forgotten Childhood Memories, FDA Loopholes, and Game of Thrones Attack Ads

On April 9, 1860, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville made the oldest known recording of a human voice, using a phonautograph. (And honestly, it sounds like something you’d hear in a creepy movie.) Neither Female Nor Male - ”So what will it do to our collective minds when forced to grasp that some people are neither gender? Not male, or female, but something else either encompassing, or ... »

Get to Know Your Skepchicks: Veronica

Get to Know Your Skepchicks: Veronica

Way back in the day when Bigfoot roamed the earth and Sylvia Browne was a name that gave Skeptics™ a boner, I first became a Skepchick. And back in those fun and exciting days of yore, I used to do a feature on this here blog called, “The Skeptic Next Door.” I was young and enthusiastic and I just wanted to meet all the super-cool people who were into “debunking” and knew w... »

Jenny McCarthy at DSW Tomorrow

Jenny McCarthy at DSW Tomorrow

Everyone here already knows that Jenny McCarthy is famous these days mostly for promoting the dangerous and continuously debunked idea that vaccines cause autism, as well as related misconceptions concerning both vaccines and autism. And everyone already knows that she continues to get a platform on television and in the mainstream media, regardless of how many times other people speak up about ho... »

Game of Thrones Recap: Season 4, Episode 1

Game of Thrones Recap: Season 4, Episode 1

Content Note: Rape, incest, homophobia, gendered insults, potential anorexia, sleep disorders Spoiler’s From Last Night’s Episode Ahead Original article by Courtney Caldwell cross posted from Mad Art Lab Fresh from last season’s crowd-surfing, white savior finale (and just as our hearts were beginning to heal after the Red Wedding), Game of Thrones is back for more action, incest, and just plain w... »

Susan Jacoby

Women in Secularism: Interview with Susan Jacoby

Photo Credit: Chris Ramirez Women in Secularism 3 is only five weeks away. The speakers list includes, in addition to myself, our very own Amy and Debbie as well as the previously-interviewed Lindsay Beyerstein. Today, I am honored to present my interview with Susan Jacoby. To call her an accomplished freethinking writer and journalist would be an understatement. Personally speaking, her book, Fre... »

Quickies: Negotiating, equal pay, and salamanders

Quickies: Negotiating, equal pay, and salamanders

Why women don’t ask for more money – We’re great at negotiating, as long as it’s not for ourselves. From Mary. Obama to sign executive orders on equal pay – From Sarah. Black children and autism – “African-American children with autism are being diagnosed almost two years later than children of any other ethnic group, holding up their treatment, and in tur... »

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