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The Troubles with Gender

There is, as some of you may have noticed, a debate going on in the skeptics community about the – how shall I put this – status of trans women. I’m …

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Bad Chart Thursday: Misandry, Matriarchy, and More

If misogyny and misandry were forced to make small talk, would they find they have anything in common? Both are gender related, sure. Oh, and they have the same prefix! …

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Bad Chart Thursday: Sex, Gender, and Venns for Bigots

Got a point you want to make but you can’t back it up? Itching to express your bigoted opinions in a way that gives them a false sense of legitimacy? …

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Skepchick Sundaylies! Phone Judgment, Secular Christmas, Plankton and Galaxies, Asexual Nudes, and Gendered Kid Clothing

Sunday Funny: Recursion (via Manfeels Park) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 122: Heat of the Sublime Mindy explores what happens when water melts and boils. DBT Skills: Chillaxin Olivia …

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Skepticism

In Which I React to Tom Flynn, With Help From Nicki Minaj

Last night I read Tom Flynn’s post on the use of the pronoun “their/they/them” as a non-gendered singular pronoun. He picked a nit, to use his parlance, with the use …

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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, …

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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 …

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Feminism

The Trouble with Fake Dating Profiles

Note: For the purposes of this post, heterosexuality is the premise. Things on dating sites are different (i.e. often better) for women seeking women. Men seeking men are often subjected …

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