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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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ActivismFeminismScience

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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FeminismScienceSkepticism

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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FeminismScienceSkepticism

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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Religion

Breaking News: Saudi Arabia is a Thing

No really. It’s a thing. I had no idea. Never mind that I’ve been to Saudi Arabia. That, even though I should have been way too young to understand, I …

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Feminism

Please Don’t Try Again Later

TW for Sexual Assault & Sexual Coercion If you haven’t yet heard, Kickstarter was used as a platform to launch a so-called “seduction guide.” Not long before the Kickstarter ended …

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Feminism

Thanks for the Feminism, Nice Guys!

I grew up in the girl power 90s; my motto was “Anything you can do, I can do better.” I thought the need for feminism was over. Of my nearly …

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Meta Stuff

ICYMI: June 2 – June 8 on the Skepchick Network

Got a case of the Mondays? Check out these Skepchick Network posts. Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 51: Pipe Dreams Mindy continues her quest for physics knowledge with an …

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