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Essentialist Neuroscience

Despite the best efforts of a few awesome scholars, essentialism is alive and well in the neurosciences. An article posted on Salon on August 5 describes the results of a …

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Feminism

Baby Genitalia Inspires Assholes

[Update: After Jessica Wakeman of The Frisky covered my piece and tweeted her coverage tagging in STFU Parents, Blair Koenig aka STFU Parents clarified what was meant (and not meant) by …

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The Problem with Sex-Positivity

In case you haven’t noticed yet, I am a feminist. Among the many other labels that I occasionally affix upon my person is “slut” (only in contexts where the word …

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Feminism

Women in Secularism Wrap-Up

Two days ago the second Women in Secularism conference ended. This is only the second time I’ve attended a non-religious or non-work related conference, (I’ve attended a lot of very large Christian …

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Feminism

What Feminism Definitely Doesn’t Look Like

I once wrote about what I call fauxminism, poking fun at “empowered” women who do little to nothing for (or even who actually hinder) other women’s choices and freedom. That’s …

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ICYMI: April 21 – April 27 on the Skepchick Network

Hello, everyone! Are you ready to start your week? No? Me neither. Let’s delay the inevitable by checking out these posts from the Skepchick Network. Teen Skepchick Suspension of Disbelief: …

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ICYMI: April 7 – April 13 on the Skepchick Network

What are yo doing? Get up! You’re late for work/school/sitting in a coffee shop! Oh well. I’m sure it’s fine. You might as well just stay put and catch up …

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Why Gender Differences Don’t Matter (and Other Myths)

Cross-posted at Queereka. A few days ago, Harriet Hall wrote a post on Science-Based Medicine titled “Gender Differences and Why They Don’t Matter So Much.” The article left a bad taste in …

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