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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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Hydra fight
Skepticism

Why the Food Babe Doesn’t Need Vanquishing: The Misinformation Hydra

  The 400-page tome The Fear Babe:  Shattering Vani Hari’s Glass House, dubbed “the book the natural and organic food industries don’t want you to read” has been nearly a …

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fear is toxic
FeaturedScienceSkepticism

Free Chapter 1 Download of “Fear Babe: Shattering Vani Hari’s Glass House”

  Have you heard of famous food activist Vani Hari? You know, the blogger and New York Times bestselling author also known as “The Food Babe”, who abhors biotechnology, thinks …

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Kavin is exasperated
QuickiesSkepticism

Kavin Can’t Even Quickie: Food Babe, Did You Know that “Indian” Isn’t a Language?

  This will be an extremely short edition of “Kavin Can’t Even.” I have been taking one for the team and reading Vani Hari’s book, “Food Babe Way,” a New …

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Skepchick Sundaylies: 50 Shades of Fail, Food Babe “Haters,” Fighting Memes with Memes, and an Asgardian Breastplate

Sunday Funny: What would Jesus think about 50 Shades of Grey? (via Cyanide and Happiness) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 129: Return of Heat Capacities! Mindy finally explains why …

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Kavin is annoyed
ReviewsScienceSkepticism

Kavin Can’t Even: Food Babe Way Exotifies India, and Grossly Exaggerates or Lies About Her Dad

Dear Vani, Your exotification of India, and simultaneous painting of the nation as full of people who can only afford cheap food is offensive. As an Indian-American, I’m appalled and …

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Experience Life magazine cover with Vani Hari
Feminism

Fun Fact! Even Awful Women Don’t Deserve Rape Threats

TW for sexist slurs and threats of gender violence. Recently, the online discussion over the harassment of women has become a hot topic. We’ve dealt with our share of harassment here …

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