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ICYMI: Changing the World, Invisible Dragons, and Religious Freedom

ICYMI: Changing the World, Invisible Dragons, and Religious Freedom

Teen Skepchick Amanda Marcotte Got It Wrong Olivia argues that it’s not OK to arrest an rape victim in order to compel them to testify. Changing the World, One Small, Doable Action at a Time Elisheba finds that her Peace Corps experience translates into making the world better at home. Why We Dress How We Do Grim argues that the focus on what women wear ignores the many reasons people dress ... »

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Anti-Rape Device Locks Out Women Most Vulnerable to Sexual Assault

[Content Notice: sexual assault, rape, transphobic violence] A few days ago, an Indiegogo campaign came to my attention. Called “AR Wear – Confidence & Protection That Can Be Worn,” the product is basically underwear that attempts to thwart rape by being… impregnable? impenetrable? (I can’t seem to think of terms that don’t sound like bad wordplays here). Th... »

ICYMI: September 22 – September 28 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: September 22 – September 28 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 66: Walk the Plank! Mindy continues her discussion of center of gravity. Speak Your Mind: Your Brain on Blogging Does writing help you make better arguments? Rape as Backstory: Not Buying It Women have to be hurt to be considered strong? Olivia is so over that. Mad Art Lab Brian Cox Paper Doll Here is a naked Brian Cox for you. Salt Therapy: Take it with a... »

How not to respond to a sexual assault story

How not to respond to a sexual assault story

Friday morning, I posted an article about being sexually assaulted, why I didn’t report things to the police and why I did. My goal was to help people see that reporting (and all the other “right things to do when you’ve been/you’re being raped) is a complicated and often flawed concept. My other goal was to start a conversation about what rape “looks like.” Since the article was published, I’ve r... »

When I Didn’t Consent. Why I reported. Why I didn’t.

When I Didn’t Consent. Why I reported. Why I didn’t.

I was raped. I reported it. I was raped. I didn’t report it. I was raped. I reported it but I didn’t press charges. I was raped. I didn’t know what I was supposed to do so I told myself that I wasn’t raped.   But I was. I was raped.   We have these conversations about rape, conversations that always include a question of “Was the rape reported to the police?” Women are taught that when t... »

If you don’t like rape, don’t get raped DUH

If you don’t like rape, don’t get raped DUH

In an amazing act of bravery, Brian Dalton (aka Mr Deity) has made a video that sternly criticizes the community of people on the internet who vocally denounce rape and rapists. In it, he finally says what the rapistists (those who are prejudiced against men for no reason other than their sexual preference for women who are unwilling/unable to consent) need to hear: 1. Rape allegations are JUST FU... »

ICYMI: July 7 – July 13 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: July 7 – July 13 on the Skepchick Network

Hello! I’m so excited to see you! I really, really want to share all these awesome posts from the Skepchick Network. Read them, won’t you? Teen Skepchick Suspension of Disbelief: Once Upon a Time Season 2 Olivia reviews season 2 of the ABC fantasy series. Speak Your Mind: App Crazy Mindy just got an iPad, and she’s lost. What are the must-have apps? Mad Art Lab Wind Power: Becaus... »

ICYMI: June 30 – July 6 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: June 30 – July 6 on the Skepchick Network

I know, I know. I got this post up late. I’m sorry. I know you were lost without me. But I got back from SkepchickCON at 2:00 in the morning, and I was so very tired. But fear not! I’m here now, awake and refreshed and ready to provide you with the Skepchick sister sight nourishment you need. Teen Skepchick The Pseudoscience of Victim Blaming 3: Legitimate Rape Bad science and pseudosc... »

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