Feminism

The Price of Silence

Juggling life as a woman and a scientist and a professional is hard. I’m currently flailing at it pretty badly. But that’s life, right? Live and learn. Well there’s an …

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Guest Bloggers

Guest Post: I Will Not Be Quiet About Calling Out Misogyny

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post by Samantha Merrill is one of many powerful stories that have come out since the Isla Vista shootings. #YesAllWomen.  *** Note: Edited to add a …

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Bad Chart Thursday: Not Misogyny

This post is not about misogyny. This post is not about Elliot Rodger. Those sentences I just wrote? They also are not about misogyny or Elliot Rodger. If you think …

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Feminism

On the Pulse of Mourning: Maya Angelou & Me

I owe an apology to someone who, as of this morning, will never be able to hear it: Dr. Maya Angelou. A decade and a half ago, I was an …

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Feminism

Throwback Thursday: Stop Telling Me to Stop Saying “I Have a Boyfriend”

This Throwback Thursday entry is brought to you by the fact that the original article to which it was responding, Stop Saying “I Have a Boyfriend”, has been making the rounds …

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a board game called "task master" that depicts gender stereotypes of men and women
Feminism

Stop Asking “What Did You Expect?”

Many a non-activist has wondered what can be done at the layperson’s level to help in the quest to make the world a better place. One answer — to raise …

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Meta Stuff

ICYMI: November 17 – November 23 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 74: The Motion of Planets Mindy reviews the three laws of planetary motion. Speak Your Mind: Mars v. Saturn NASA is facing tough budget …

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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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