New Video! Is That a Magnet in Belinda Carlisle’s Pants?

New Video! Is That a Magnet in Belinda Carlisle’s Pants?

Here’s the sort-of transcript: Belinda Carlisle, beloved lead singer of the Go-Go’s, has hit menopause, which yes, should make all of us feel old. It seems that if there’s one thing worse than bleeding out of your crotch for four or five days a month for 30 or 40 years, it’s menopause. There are emotional swings, anxiety, depression, low-energy, migraines, osteoporosis, and apparently your b... »

Cosplay SkepchickCON-Style

Cosplay SkepchickCON-Style

Another SkepchickCON has come to a close and this year was one of the best ever. As usual, our merry band of Skepchick Network contributors walked the halls of CONvergence in some top notch cosplay. Mad Art Lab‘s Beth realized two nights before SkepchickCON that she had not put together a cosplay yet. She made a Target run and ended up creating most of the pieces of her costume in her hotel ... »

Cross-Post: We Aren’t Ready for Inclusive Atheism Yet

Cross-Post: We Aren’t Ready for Inclusive Atheism Yet

Let me just say first that I agree with what you’re about to shout into your computer, that supportive and accepting inclusivity should always be a top priority for any community group or movement, especially one comprised of intersectionally-marginalized people (not only are we all marginalized as nonbelievers, many of us are also women, people of color, disabled, LGBTQ, etc.). But we aren’t ther... »

Quickies: Social punishment of assault victims, women in eSports, and Church of England approves female bishops

Quickies: Social punishment of assault victims, women in eSports, and Church of England approves female bishops

Why does everyone feel so sorry for men accused of being predators? – “Why is it – in a culture purporting to take allegations of sexual assault and harassment seriously – that victims suffer more social punishment than their accused attackers?” Women-only eSports events do not mean there should be men-only ones – “Women-only events help this slightly by both removing... »

Are Religious People Victims?

Are Religious People Victims?

This is a guest post by Tony Lakey. Tony is a queer atheist, a social justice and interfaith activist, and an alleged Faitheist. A contributor to Columbia Faith and Values, he studied Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Missouri – Columbia, where he also ran a secular student group. He tweets at @tonylakey. Last week, American Atheists posted an image with a quote from Dave Silverman: “I... »

Quickies: Transgender Activism, Amazing Astro Photos, and the Dead Mother Trope in Kids’ Films

Quickies: Transgender Activism, Amazing Astro Photos, and the Dead Mother Trope in Kids’ Films

The Woman Who Helped Change How Police Treat Transgender People – “After D.C. resident Patti Hammond Shaw was arrested, she claimed male officers searched her and locked her up with men who allegedly abused and threatened her. This is how she fought to make sure this won’t happen to others.” Content warning: graphic descriptions of abuse. Kids’ Films And Stories Share A Dar... »

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