Feminism

Prominent Astronomer Named in Sexual Harassment Case, and We’re Not Gunna Take It Anymore

Sometime on Friday the news broke: famous astronomer and discoverer of exoplanets Geoff Marcy has been accused of sexually harassing female students for years. (See UPDATE below for how you …

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Terry Richardson & Dov Charney
Feminism

Bad Chart Thursday: Exposing Dov Charney & Terry Richardson

I had never thought much of Terry Richardson or Dov Charney, but all the information I’d heard about “them”, until very recently, somehow ended up in the same mental box, …

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Feminism

The Worst Waiter in History and the Invisibility of Rape Culture

The other day, I was sitting down to read my daily article digest email, and I came across this article called, “The Worst Waiter in History.” The title grabbed me, …

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Ripples of sand
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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Meta Stuff

ICYMI: August 11 – August 17 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick Even Teens are Paying Attention to Gluten, Nowadays The misunderstanding of gluten has trickled down to the teenage set, it seems. It’s Just a Phase The thoughts and …

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Meta Stuff

ICYMI: August 4 – August 10 on the Skepchick Network

‘Sup. Monday, amirite? (I am right.) Fix those blues with a dose of Skepchick Network awesome. Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: UV Light vs Bacteria Xe’nedra shares here experiment with UV …

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Feminism

The Good Old Days

Remember the good old days of skepticism when everyone got along and went to TAM together? We were not divided along ideological lines. We all mingled at the same events …

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Atheism, Sexism and Harassment. The Price of Speaking Up.

When I first started writing for this blog I was a relative newbie to the concept of organized skepticism and atheism, and feminism wasn’t even on my radar. Feminism was …

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