Skepchick Quickies 3.19


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

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  1. As a kid, I had a mynah bird. We got him from a mall pet shop, next to an arcade (it was the 80’s). He wouldn’t shut up with the arcade noises. Unfortunately, the pinball machines were by the entrance, so they were mostly generic ‘dings’ and ‘bangs’. No “FIGHT!” or Spy Hunter themes.

    He also did great wolf whistles, his cage was next to our patio door and we lived on a path to a public beach. We got a lot of dirty looks from scantily-clad women. :)

  2. @Nicole: I also felt nauseous when I read this article. I feel the same way any time I read one of the pieces Nicholas Kristof does about women around the world being treated as less than human. It’s horrifying to me that this doesn’t get more attention- instead the news reports on Tiger Woods and his mistresses. Our national priorities baffle me.

  3. Is it wrong that I couldn’t bring myself ot click on the first link?

    Oh look… lipstick.. oh look GLOWING SPERM! How awesome is that??? (The answer is VERY VERY).

    Visiting skepchick: a roller coaster of emotions. But I’m sure that’s just cuz I am one of those female types.

  4. The fruit fly sperm thing assumes that the female’s body is just a convenient football field for the sperm to compete on.

    Perhaps, as has been shown many times before, she is affecting the outcome of the race?

  5. I like how the neighbor in the crystals/bomb squad story was both indifferent enough to throw the package in a dumpster, and scared enough to call law enforcement.

    I think I understand their actual reasoning, but the writing in the article makes the action seem rather flippant.

  6. How my special lipstick works is this: the dude leans in close to see what colour her lips are – if he comes away without her spittle on his face, the lipstick is saying, “proceed…with caution”. Spittle and a red handprint on his face means the lipstick is saying, “Please go very far away”.

    One does not need to pay lots of money for my lipstick.

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