social justice

Skepchick Sundaylies: Open Wireless, Nature vs Nurture, Urine Therapy, World Cup, and Pro-GMO

Skepchick Sundaylies: Open Wireless, Nature vs Nurture, Urine Therapy, World Cup, and Pro-GMO

Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: With Liberty and Internet Access for All Elizabeth discusses the importance of the “open wireless” movement. DBT Skills: Mindfulness Olivia continues her series on DBT skills. Assassins Can’t Be Women? Eddy discusses the sexism behind Assassin’s Creed approach to female characters. Mad Art Lab Nature, Nuture, and Social Justice Elizabeth has thought... »

Auctions for Science Extravaganza!

Auctions for Science Extravaganza!

Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. This is our last week to raise money for SkepchickCon, the science, skepticism, and social justice track at CONvergence, a sci-fi/fantasy con held in the Minneapolis area July 3-6. So we’re auctioning ALL the things so we can give you something in return for your support of all the activities, demos, salons, and panels we’re hosting at the con. If no... »

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... »

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