social justice

Skepchick Sundaylies: Computer Gamer, Silent Spring, and Doodling Dongs

Skepchick Sundaylies: Computer Gamer, Silent Spring, and Doodling Dongs

Sunday Funnies: Adventures of Not-All-Man! (via Please Listen to Me); Girl Pants (via Sociological Images and Dumbing of Age) Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Go to the Computer! Elizabeth explains why the computer Crazy Stone is playing Go so well, and why it’s so impressive. The Physics Philes, lesson 93: Do the Wave Mechanical waves! How do they work? The Cool Kids: Why To Be One Olivia opi... »

ICYMI: January 12 – January 18 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: January 12 – January 18 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick Danica McKellar’s Fun Little Bites of Mathy Goodness Elisheba reviews Math Bites, the new web series aimed at getting girls interested in math. Will You Be Disappointed in Me? Olivia pinpoints one of the hardest things about being a millennial. Why Skepticism Needs Social Justice, and a Call to Arms Grim argues that not only does skepticism benefit from social justice. Skeptic... »

ICYMI: June 9 – June 15 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: June 9 – June 15 on the Skepchick Network

Hello again! You can delay your responsibilities for just a little bit so you can catch up on Skepchick Network posts, right? I’m pretty sure that’s what Mondays are for. Teen Skepchick Weddings: I Have to Do What? Katie did some research on marriage traditions. She did not like what she found. Ken Ham: Children are Belongings Despite what a certain young-Earth creationist would have y... »

American Atheist Con 2013: Dr Richard Carrier

American Atheist Con 2013: Dr Richard Carrier

I spent the last weekend at the American Atheist convention in Austin Texas. It was, hands down, the best secular convention I’ve been at in a long time. It was diverse, welcoming, educational and a whole heck of a lot of fun. The American Atheist event staff and members where absolutely wonderful. It’s an event I hope to be able to attend again in the future. Also, the food in Austin ... »

Poverty Graffiti

Impact Through Education: Yes, the Atheist Movement Should Care About Poverty

Last week I read that Black Skeptics Los Angeles is raising money for new First in the Family Humanist Scholarships, designated for “college-bound Los Angeles Unified School District students in South Los Angeles. Preference will be given to students who are in foster care, homeless, undocumented and/or LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning). Students must have a record o... »

How to Fail at Being an Ally

How to Fail at Being an Ally

As I wrote last week, people who do not identify as allies cause undue and often unintentional distress in marginalized groups. Some of them might be indifferent, some might not. Either way, in their case, it’s a simple lack of awareness. Presumably, one would expect more from fellow activists or self-identified allies, right? Wait, do I hear a mass eye-rolling from Internet-land? Indeed, if... »

ICYMI: August 12 – August 18 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: August 12 – August 18 on the Skepchick Network

Hang on to your hats, ladies and gentlemen. We’re expecting gale force awesome to come sweeping through your computer and into your eyeballs. You have been warned. »