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ICYMI: June 30 – July 6 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: June 30 – July 6 on the Skepchick Network

I know, I know. I got this post up late. I’m sorry. I know you were lost without me. But I got back from SkepchickCON at 2:00 in the morning, and I was so very tired. But fear not! I’m here now, awake and refreshed and ready to provide you with the Skepchick sister sight nourishment you need. Teen Skepchick The Pseudoscience of Victim Blaming 3: Legitimate Rape Bad science and pseudosc... »

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Twix Helps Dicks Get Chicks?

(I wrote this flippant piece back in December 2011 but didn’t post it for some reason. But what else am I going to do with it? It’s just been staring back at me from the Drafts folder for the last fourteen months…so here you are.) PB + chocolate. Worth the calories. I sat down at the computer last night for some laid-back Sunday evening blogging. Before getting started, I took a ... »

Honest Marketing: The Wheel With Handles

Skepchick reader Ooxman sent us this video as an example of that rare beast, the totally honest ad for those who are skeptical of health and exercise marketing. Bonus: it’s hilarious. I hope the Wheel With Handles makes this guy millions of dollars. Have you seen any other recent examples of ads that don’t insult your intelligence? »

Hair Ad Banned For Being "Offensive to Religion"

Despite the recent abolishment of UK blasphemy laws (blas for me, blas for you, blas for everyone!), the Advertising Standards Authority is still taking a dim view of marketing which “causes offense” to Christians. Yes, we’re all thinking it. What happened to ‘turn the other cheek’? This week, the victim of sensitivity is new hairstyling brand ghd, whose “a new reli... »

Hair Ad Banned For Being “Offensive to Religion”

Despite the recent abolishment of UK blasphemy laws (blas for me, blas for you, blas for everyone!), the Advertising Standards Authority is still taking a dim view of marketing which “causes offense” to Christians. Yes, we’re all thinking it. What happened to ‘turn the other cheek’? This week, the victim of sensitivity is new hairstyling brand ghd, whose “a new reli... »