Skepchick Quickies 11.5


Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.

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  1. I feel sorry for the poor Czech family and their haunted house. The good news is that they can apply to the JREF and win $1 million for proving that it is in fact paranormal. They could use the money to buy a new house and start offering tours of the haunted house. In the bigger picture, this is a fantastic opportunity!

    Unless, of course, it is a hoax.

  2. You may almost certainly scoff at one that matches people by their mythological creature -type. I did too at first, and I have a professional astrologer on speed-dial.

    Wait…an argument from inauthority?

  3. Wow, that plastic surgery is the one of the most extreme examples of misogyny and double standards that I have ever seen. I don’t even know where to start.

    First of all, surgery hurts. I recently had outpatient surgery to remove my gallbladder, and it wasn’t fun (although much better than it would have been a few decades ago). There’s no way I would ask someone to go through that just for my own personal enjoyment.

    Second, the breast implants are way too big. My natural ones are the same size as her fake ones, and I’ve actually considered having them reduced (but I don’t want to go through the pain of recovering from surgery if I can avoid it). Not only are they heavy and in the way (I can’t sleep on my stomach), it’s nearly impossible to find any bra in that size, and I can’t even hope to find one that’s comfortable or more fun than beige.

    So I wonder what the wife gets out of all of this. The doctor is 15 years older than she is, and I doubt he has sculpted himself into the ideal husband.

    Sorry, stuff like this makes me ranty.

  4. @catgirl: The whole thing creeps me out. I suspect he’s emotionally abusive, if not physically, to be honest.

    “Dr Voussogh said that for him, a woman has to be a piece of jewellery which a man values.”

    Yeah, I more than suspect it.

  5. Honestly, I think people like Dr Voussogh should be shunned and ostracized. His poor wife might need psychiatric treatment after all the mental abuse she’s been put through, not to mention the physical abuse of unnecessary surgery just so she can look like a parody of humanity.

    If I ever meet Dr Voussogh, I’ll be sure to beat the ever-loving snot out of him.

  6. Dang it, Amanda, you were supposed to wait one more day and use that Bride of Frankenstein plastic-surgery story for Cute Animal Friday. Because that’s exactly what this woman is being treated as.

    As disquieting as this story is, I did enjoy a very guilty laugh at this sentence:

    “Since her hubby’s last op, Cany has had a secret fourth boob job.”

    So…she’s got four boobs and one of them is secret. I wonder were it might be?

    Even Gabriel Brawley is going to find that fourth one excessive.

    Oh, wait… NOW I get it… The extra boob in this story is her husband.

  7. I was really curious to find out what Dr. Vossough himself looks like, so I went Googling and found this pic:


    From the article:
    “But Reza is wise enough to admit that he’s not perfect himself.

    He said: “I inherited a big nose from my dad, so my business partner made me a new one. And I have Botox too.”

    What a charming guy. LOL!

  8. “Dr [Reza] Voussogh said that for him, a woman has to be a piece of jewellery which a man values.”

    Well, here’s the thing about jewellery: it’s generally for sale, and it goes to the highest bidder.

    Dr. V. is in for a bit of a surprise a few years down the line, I think.

  9. Haunted house lmao, I like that random fires start, they cut the electricity, the fires stop, and the thought that crosses their mind is, “Ghosts will start fires again soon”

    “Am I dating a werewolf?” As a man whos hairy, that hurts a little

  10. According to a later article here, that article about the surgeon “building” his own wife got a few things wrong the first time around.

    1) He is not a doctor, he is a consultant for women who wants to have cosmetic surgeries.

    2) The surgeries are done in Poland, not in Berlin.

    3) They met when she was married to someone else and wanted bigger boobs.

    4) 6 months later she comes back to his office, wants to correct her eyes and a new boob job, and mentions in passing she is now divorced.

    5) The “doctor” didn’t want the last boob job, he thinks the breast are now too big, it was her decision.

  11. Archetypes are a decent way to understand yourself and others, psychologist use them all the time. As far as archetypes go I think mythical beasts are probably more accessible to most people then say, the Greek pantheon.

  12. What is the obsession with big boobs? As a male I don’t get it.. I generally prefer smaller ones.
    Don’t get me wrong here, all boobs are 1000 shades of awesome and big boobs are more than fine, but I don’t get why people seem to be stuck on bigger is better.

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