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Skepticism

Cross-Post: Tasting Notes

This post is a collaboration between Julia Burke at Skepchick and Ashley Hamer at Mad Art Lab.  When Anne Sauer alerted us to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal by …

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Bad Chart Thursday: How Hip Hop, Heavy Metal, and My Little Pony Can Kill You

University of Sydney researcher Dianna Theadora Kenny recently wrote an article titled “Music to die for: how genre affects popular musicians’ life expectancy,” about her research into early mortality and …

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Intersectional Social Justice in Popular Music: LAWAAG meetup with Courtney Caldwell

It’s time for the Los Angeles Women’s Atheist and Agnostic Group’s monthly meet-up on Tuesday April 7th at 7pm. This month we are gonna listen to, and learn about some …

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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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Skepchick Sundaylies: Resting Bitch Face, Cepheid Stars, The Romance Myth, and Raising Feminist Toddlers

Sunday Funny: The Sake of Argument (via xkcd) Teen Skepchick How Best to Be Pleasingly Decorative to Complete Strangers: Facial Expression Edition Elizabeth explains her problem with “resting bitch face.” …

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Skepchick Sundaylies: Werewolves, Gay Wizards, Problematic Music, and Disability as a Feminist Issue

Sunday Funny: Broadside Ballads (via Hark! A Vagrant) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 116: Relativistic Doppler Shift Mindy’s back and she has special relativity in tow. Cryptophile: Werewolves Eddy …

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FeminismSkepticism

Music Break! Are Video Games Sexist? Auto-Tune Rebuttal

Jonathan Mann did an absolutely inspired and glorious rebuttal of Dr Christina Hoff Sommers recent youtube video. And he did it to music. If you do not know Christina Hoff …

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Skepchick Sundaylies: “Poorly Written, Abusive Erotica,” Racist Color Names, Scottish Independence, and Boy/Girl Sleepovers

Sunday Funny: Love Your Body (HT: io9) and Writing Skills (via xkcd) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 112: Sea Shell Resonance Why do hear the ocean in sea shells? …

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