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Bad Chart Thursday: Grinding the Axes of Privilege–Racism Edition

Spring is in the air, and the smell of racial privilege is all around, like the sweet, sweet smell of a field of flowers. Fertilized with shit. And without the …

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ICYMI: December 22 – December 28 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 79: That’s So Derivative Mindy continues learning about simple harmonic motion, with a brief calculus review. Skepticism as Survival It doesn’t fix everything, but …

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Feminism

Hot Sauce Over Humanity: On Sriracha

Recently, the Internet has been abuzz about the possibility of a shortage of Sriracha, aka Rooster or Cock sauce. Most pieces, even from publications and blogs whose pieces I normally …

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Feminism

That David Bowie Movie Was Fiction: The Labyrinth of Choice

I spent a decent portion of my teenage years watching two movies on repeat: Labyrinth, that ridiculously 1980s Jim Henson + David Bowie concoction (complete with fan theories written about …

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Feminism

Stop Using Black Women as Accessories

I had planned to write about this subject after the whole “Miley Cyrus VMA performance” happened, but I only wrote half a draft and never finished it. In light of …

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Feminism

A Shout-Out to LGBT & Pro-LGBT Rappers

There are many people of color in hip-hop who have come out in favor of LGBT people: A$AP Rocky, Snoop Lion, Beyonce, T-Pain, T.I., as well as Mr. Beyonce, Russell Simmons, Will Smith, and 50 Cent (I am aware …

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Feminism

What Does Your Social Media Reaction to the VMAs Say About You?

Edited. Because humor is art and art is a work in progress. Or something. She’s growing up too fast. What happened to the innocent Hannah Montana we all loved? You …

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Feminism

After All, It Was Just a Question

The following is an exercise in assuming the best intentions of people who ask things. How did this all this end up happening? To quote the only dynamic (and possibly …

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