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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

A Secular Prayer for National Coming Out Day

Today is National Coming Out Day. Although it’s hardly a secret, here’s my official Skepchick coming-out as an radical queer who is pansexual in her tastes. You should also be …

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Activism

Follow-Up: Boycotting Russia

[TW: Homophobia, violence] I recently wrote a post explaining why I am boycotting the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In it, I expressed my outrage with the new Russian law …

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Why I am Boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympics

[TW: Homophobia, violence, rape]  I’m not a particularly big fan of most sports. It’s not so much that I dislike them as that I’m indifferent to them. I live in …

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Feminism

Let’s Play a Love Game: On Orientation & Options

Note: I’m going to use more than one term to describe similar things. All less usual terms regarding gender and sexual orientation are linked to explanations of their meanings. Of …

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ICYMI: March 31 – April 6 on the Skepchick Network

If you are like many people I know, you probably spent the weekend at NECSS or Skeptech or some other awesome conference while I have stayed at home, slaving away …

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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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Women in World of Warcraft: The Bigger Picture

Skepchick reader Sean sent in this link to a post on a World of Warcraft fansite that discusses the lack of strong, independent female characters in World of Warcraft’s lore. …

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