ActivismPolitics

Popper and the Paradox of Tolerance

In the days since the recent tragedy in Charlottesville, there has been a new addition to the online/social-media meta-discourse on the problem of protected political speech in the context of …

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Meta Stuff

It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Marching Across the Globe, Remembering the First Amendment, Campus Activism, and more!

Sunday Funny: Christian Science. (via SMBC) Mad Art Lab Victory Garden Something as peaceful as gardening can take a terrifying turn when placed in the context of xenophobia and war. …

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Politics

This is What Threats to Free Speech Actually Look Like

Twitter’s recent permanent ban of professional troll Milo Yiannopoulos and his followers’ indignant cries of censorship are the most recent (and highest-profile) example of a phenomenon that has existed for years …

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FeminismMeta Stuff

The (Un)Censorship Project: Live from the Fascist Menstrual Hut

I started the (Un)Censorship Project as an old-timey highlight reel of sorts for the best of the worst comments, emails, and tweets we get on the Skepchick Network. As every …

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Meta Stuff

ICYMI: February 24 – March 2 on the Skepchick Network

Ahoy, Skepchick readers! It is yet another big week for the ICYMI because, yet again, we have a NEW SISTER SITE. Welcome School of Doubt, a skeptical blog especially for …

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ActivismAnti-Science

The Free Speech B.S. is strong in this one…

Recently, Skepchick Elyse wrote about an anti-vaccine ad being played in Times Square in New York City, and started a worthy campaign to have the ad removed. In response, a …

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Religion

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Gets E.U. Protection

The European commissioner for justice and home affairs has just announced plans to offer Ayaan Hirsi Ali (author of this month’s Skepchick book selection) protection throughout the European Union. This …

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