Skepchick Sundaylies: Open Wireless, Nature vs Nurture, Urine Therapy, World Cup, and Pro-GMO

Skepchick Sundaylies: Open Wireless, Nature vs Nurture, Urine Therapy, World Cup, and Pro-GMO

Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: With Liberty and Internet Access for All Elizabeth discusses the importance of the “open wireless” movement. DBT Skills: Mindfulness Olivia continues her series on DBT skills. Assassins Can’t Be Women? Eddy discusses the sexism behind Assassin’s Creed approach to female characters. Mad Art Lab Nature, Nuture, and Social Justice Elizabeth has thought... »

Global Quickies: Genies, Sects, and Hitler

Global Quickies: Genies, Sects, and Hitler

TAIWAN (From criticaldragon1177) Christian organizations are forming alliances with Taoist and Buddhist groups to influence government policy against same-sex marriage.   NEPAL (Via Ateorizar) A Withcraft Act will be voted on by the Parliament soon, which aims to “to take stringent action against those involved in the inhuman treatment of females accused of practicing witchcraft”.  ... »

Worst Pseudoscience Ever

Worst Pseudoscience Ever

At last week’s SkepchickCON one of the best panels (in my humble opinion) was the Skepchick debate on the Worst Pseudoscience Ever. I (foolishly) did not participate and am currently regretting that because everyone was utterly hilarious and fantastic. So to make up for it, I am adding my two cents here. I give you…the argument for why breatharianism is the worst pseudoscience ever! Br... »

Your new feel good summer jam

Your new feel good summer jam

Yeah it’s pretty clear, I ain’t no size two But I can shake it, shake it like I’m supposed to do …. Come on now, make it stop If you got beauty beauty just raise ‘em up ‘Cause every inch of you is perfect From the bottom to the top Those are just some of the lyrics from Meghan Trainor‘s ‘All About That Bass’.  Trainor’s song isn’t t... »

My First SkepchickCon

My First SkepchickCon

Before last weekend, I had never cosplayed (I’m on the far right in the amazing pic by Jamie Bernstein, above). I had never spoken on a panel. I had never made a large group of people laugh at me––on purpose. I had never talked about my mental health issues face-to-face with a roomful of strangers. I had never prepared myself to talk about my former eating disorder only to be handed a can of... »

Quickies: Encouraging girls in math, secular addiction counseling, and the Ping Pong theory of sexism

Quickies: Encouraging girls in math, secular addiction counseling, and the Ping Pong theory of sexism

Cracking the girl code in math and science – “I remember standing at the blackboard in front of the class, unable to solve an equation, while my teacher mocked me. This happened often.” A different path to fighting addiction – On alternatives to AA, especially secular options. From Ryan. Dawkins endorses anti-Muslim Twitter account – From Criticaldragon1177. The ping ... »

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