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Feminism

When Doubt is a Poison

Stories of sexual harassment in the science and skeptic communities are nothing new around here, despite the efforts of far too many people to dismiss them. To understand the impact …

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Is Sexual Orientation a Biological Sex Trait?

In a recent article on Neurologica, Steven Novella made the following claim: Biologically there are three aspects of sex – primary sexual characteristics (genitalia and reproductive organs) secondary sexual characteristics …

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ScienceSkepticism

Another Sex/Gender Controversy

In a recent blog post, Gia Milinovich responds to some of the heat she’s received for a panel she chaired for SohoSkeptics on gender. Though I don’t doubt Gia is …

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Feminism

Dear Skinnier Men, Especially the Formerly Fat Ones

[Content Notice: weight loss talk] Last week was Weight Stigma Awareness Week; I told my personal story about my relationship with the medical establishment and with my body. Last week was …

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Feminism

Guest Post: What Rejecting Taught Me About Being Rejected

This guest post comes by way of “Nate,” an all-around thoughtful person with a unique perspective on male-female dating: he went from not having to reject women much to a …

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Why Did Almost All Answers on Quora Make My Head Explode? (Part Last)

Welcome to the final installment of “WTF is wrong with you, Slate? Why are you posting this crap?” If you haven’t already, you may want to read parts one and …

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Why Did Almost All Answers on Quora Make My Head Explode? (Part Two)

Yesterday, I wrote about an absurd question which was answered on Quora and cross-posted to Slate, increasing the internet’s exposure to faulty, mythical beliefs about human nature by probably at …

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Why Did Almost All Questions on Quora Make My Head Explode? (Part One)

Over on Slate, there is an article that was cross-posted from an answer to this question on Quora’s Feminism category: “Why did almost all societies believe that women were inferior …

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