bad chart thursday

Bad Chart Thursday: Pie Charts for Ladies

Bad Chart Thursday: Pie Charts for Ladies

Hey, ladies. Are you tired of men using complicated charts and graphs to convey their brilliant man brain thoughts deliberately so that women won’t understand them? Because everyone knows women “need our male colleagues to understand that if you can bring it down to a woman’s level and what everything that she is balancing in her life — that’s the way to go,” as US Congresswoman Renee Ellmers expl... »

Bad Chart Thursday: Attack of the Hospital Elevator Buttons

Bad Chart Thursday: Attack of the Hospital Elevator Buttons

I came across this article in my feed, titled “Why you should never, ever touch that hospital elevator button.” I already knew, based on the title, why I probably shouldn’t touch hospital (and other) elevator buttons: GERMS. But I clicked through anyway, because I’m a sucker for clickbait headlines, and sure enough, this is an article about bacteria. What I didn’t exp... »

Terry Richardson & Dov Charney

Bad Chart Thursday: Exposing Dov Charney & Terry Richardson

I had never thought much of Terry Richardson or Dov Charney, but all the information I’d heard about “them”, until very recently, somehow ended up in the same mental box, as it were. I instinctively thought they were the same person until the so-called “News Media”‘s propaganda machine told me that one is a photographer and one is the head of American Apparel. I... »

Infographic showing the increasing prevalence of Pica Disorder

Bad Chart Thursday: Useful Tips for Making a Bad Infographic

Today, over at Skepchick HQ, we got a special message from reader Ali that is definitely not spam: We’re trying to get the word out about a new eating disorder that is on the rise called pica. Pica is an addiction to eating things that aren’t food. I wanted to pass along this link to the infographic we just published about it! -http://www.clarityway.com/blog/pica-eating-disorder-infographic/... »

Bad Chart Thursday: “Gangnam Style” Video Slightly Delays Doomsday

Bad Chart Thursday: “Gangnam Style” Video Slightly Delays Doomsday

Tuesday’s daily chart over at The Economist demonstrates the horrible price we pay globally by collectively watching “Gangnam Style” more than 2 billion times on YouTube. Assuming that each click meant that the viewer watched the full length of the video, the authors calculate that we have spent a total of 140 million “man” hours globally watching Korean pop star PSY&... »

Bad Chart Thursday: Not Misogyny

Bad Chart Thursday: Not Misogyny

This post is not about misogyny. This post is not about Elliot Rodger. Those sentences I just wrote? They also are not about misogyny or Elliot Rodger. If you think they are, then you are claiming they do not contain the words “this” or “post” or “not” or “about.” You can’t have it both ways, people. Here’s a list of what I would like to cover in today’s Bad Chart Thursday: Misogyny Misogyny Misog... »

Bad Chart Thursday: Fox News on Ice

Bad Chart Thursday: Fox News on Ice

All that hype about the arctic ice melting and how we’re all going to live in water cities built on the backs of dead polar bears? Total bullshit, according to Fox News. I’m sure you’ve seen it by now, the chart showing an INCREASE in polar ice from 2012 to 2013. That’s right. You may have also seen the various rebuttals pointing out that 2012 was a new low for arctic ice, ... »

Bad Chart Thursday: The Danger of Chairs

Bad Chart Thursday: The Danger of Chairs

Chairs. They’re ubiquitous, such an accepted part of everyday life that no one even thinks twice about them. For as long as we’ve had television and film, falling out of chairs has been a common trope to express shock, clumsiness, or uncontrollable laughter. These days, even genuine accidents are giffed about the Internet without so much as a single person wondering why so many of our ... »

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