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Skepchick Sundaylies: Computer Gamer, Silent Spring, and Doodling Dongs

Skepchick Sundaylies: Computer Gamer, Silent Spring, and Doodling Dongs

Sunday Funnies: Adventures of Not-All-Man! (via Please Listen to Me); Girl Pants (via Sociological Images and Dumbing of Age) Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Go to the Computer! Elizabeth explains why the computer Crazy Stone is playing Go so well, and why it’s so impressive. The Physics Philes, lesson 93: Do the Wave Mechanical waves! How do they work? The Cool Kids: Why To Be One Olivia opi... »

Skepchick Sundaylies: Cool Science Ladies, a Mammoth Comeback, and Sitcoms vs. Women

Skepchick Sundaylies: Cool Science Ladies, a Mammoth Comeback, and Sitcoms vs. Women

Welcome to Skepchick Sundaylies, formerly ICYMI! Surly Amy realized that, hey, you guys are busy people. You’re out there building robots and saving the world every weekday. You don’t have time to read all the goodness that is the Skepchick Network on Monday. But, if you’re reading Skepchick, you’re probably also dirty heathen who are sleeping in and watching television on ... »

ICYMI: Biometric Secrurity, Ms. Marvel, Climate Change Denial, and Life as a Gamer

ICYMI: Biometric Secrurity, Ms. Marvel, Climate Change Denial, and Life as a Gamer

Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Biometric Security and the Impermanence of Fingerprints Some things, like fingerprints and retinal patterns, aren’t as permanent as we think they are. The Physics Philes, lesson 90: Don’t Cross the Streams! Mindy discusses the nature of fluid flow. Calorie Counting: Yay or Nay? Olivia turns her skeptical eye to the efficacy of calorie counting. Mad Art La... »

ICYMI: Frances Allen, Rooster Talkin’, Marriage Traditions, Rape Media, and “Intellectual Snobbery”

ICYMI: Frances Allen, Rooster Talkin’, Marriage Traditions, Rape Media, and “Intellectual Snobbery”

Teen Skepchick Fair Lady of Computer Science Who Kicks Ass For Women’s History Month, Elisheba gushes about Frances Allen. The Sexualization of YA Fiction Olivia argues that young adult fiction, especially with a female protagonist, focuses too much on a narrow array of relationships and a limited view of sexuality. Poetry and Gender What is gender’s place in feminism? Mad Art Lab Caro... »

ICYMI: Breastfeeding, Belly Dancing, and Brown M&Ms

ICYMI: Breastfeeding, Belly Dancing, and Brown M&Ms

Teen Skepchick Exams, Stress, and Expectations Being labeled “the gifted kid” can come with a heap of stress. You’ll Agree with Me When You’re Older Are points of view of older people inherently better than those of younger people? International Aid to Uganda in Light of Human Rights Violations What is the correct response to the horrible human rights violations in Uganda? ... »

ICYMI: Changing the World, Invisible Dragons, and Religious Freedom

ICYMI: Changing the World, Invisible Dragons, and Religious Freedom

Teen Skepchick Amanda Marcotte Got It Wrong Olivia argues that it’s not OK to arrest an rape victim in order to compel them to testify. Changing the World, One Small, Doable Action at a Time Elisheba finds that her Peace Corps experience translates into making the world better at home. Why We Dress How We Do Grim argues that the focus on what women wear ignores the many reasons people dress ... »

ICYMI: Quizotron, College, Scary Jesus, and the Uselesssness of Math

ICYMI: Quizotron, College, Scary Jesus, and the Uselesssness of Math

Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Denial of Service Attacks and the Cost of Security Elisheba explains how DDoS attacks work and why they are so hard to protect against. What Actually Happened and a Rough Timeline Grimalkin clarifies his objection to ablesim. On the Uselessness of Mathematics and Resultant Magical Oracular Godness of Computers Just because computers can do math for you doesn’t ... »

ICYMI: Medical Illustrations, Popular Kids, Freedom of Speech, and Valentine’s Day

ICYMI: Medical Illustrations, Popular Kids, Freedom of Speech, and Valentine’s Day

Teen Skepchick The Difference between Banning and DDoS Private individuals are not required to give a platform for your speech. Speak Your Mind: Sochi or Bust Tell us your thoughts on the Winter Olympics! Thanks for Proving Our Point If you want to prove sexism doesn’t exist, stop being sexist. Mad Art Lab Wellcome Library Images and Finding My Inner Fish Katie finds a historical image of br... »

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