Distiller Marianne Barnes
FeminismScience

This 28-Year-Old Vegan Master Distiller Is Pretty Much Our Favorite Woman Ever

Marianne Barnes encompasses everything we love here at Skepchick: science, nerdery, women kicking ass, and booze. As the first female master Kentucky bourbon distiller at 28 years old, she’s an …

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FeminismGuest Bloggers

A Feminist Takeover Remembered

This is a guest post by Reverend Irene Monroe. Monroe is described in O, the Oprah Magazine, as “a phenomenal woman who has succeeded against all odds.” An African-American lesbian feminist public …

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Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
Feminism

Hillary Clinton Is Not My Feminist Hero

An article has been making the rounds that shares a self-described “all-caps explosion of feelings” about the how the left has failed to support Hillary Clinton’s run for president. Amid …

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Meta Stuff

It’s the Sundaylies! with A Cure for Blue Babies, How Names Lead to Bias, and Lactivist vs. Feminist

Sunday Funny: Bacteria Sex (via SMBC) Mad Art Lab Blue Babies with Crossword Puzzle Hearts: The Pediatric Cardiology of Helen Taussig (Women in Science 56) Dale tells the story of …

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Feminism

The Force Awakens, Mary Sue & Female Wish Fulfillment Tropes

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I used to write a lot of pop culture meta. Before I was a science nerd I was a different …

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Feminism

Ambition, Alcoholism, and Alias Investigations: Jessica Jones Review

Now that Jessica Jones has been out long enough for everyone else to have finished it and for me to have made it through my second run through, it seems …

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FeminismSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: Egalitarianism vs. Feminism

Did you know that egalitarianism and feminism are mutually exclusive? I had no idea until I started encountering people, online and off, who insist that they are not feminists but …

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There’s Plenty of Oppression to Go Around, Richard Dawkins.

Richard Dawkins opened his foot-shaped mouth again this weekend, suggesting that advocates for trigger warnings treat victims of rape and assault like children who need their teddy bears: A university …

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