Skepchick Quickies 4.28

  • will.i.am thinks it’s tacky for a lady to have condoms – To quote is “ELLE: If you walked into a woman’s house, what one item would convince you that you weren’t compatible? W: If she had condoms in her house, that would just fuckin’ throw me off. That’s just tacky.
  • Where there’s more support, fewer suicides by gay teens – “The study looked at counties in Oregon and developed a composite index of the social environment. It measured for five things: the presence of gay-straight alliances, anti-bullying policies, and anti-discrimination policies in schools. It also took into account the proportion of same-sex couples living in the counties and political leanings.” From Emory.
  • Atheists seek a place amongst military chaplains – “Joining the chaplain corps is part of a broader campaign by atheists to win official acceptance in the military. Such recognition would make it easier for them to raise money and meet on military bases. It would help ensure that chaplains, religious or atheist, would distribute their literature, advertise their events and advocate for them with commanders.” Also from Emory.
  • ThinkGeek’s Mother’s Day promo is awesome – Because moms can be geeky, too! (Also, a unicorn corkscrew may be the awesomest thing I’ve ever seen.)


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

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  1. “If you walked into a woman’s house, what one item would convince you that you weren’t compatible?”

    A Black-Eyed Peas album.

  2. W: If she had condoms in her house, that would just fuckin’ throw me off. That’s just tacky.
    Know what else is tacky?
    A woman with STDs because she doesn’t use condoms.

  3. And here I thought a woman taking control of her own sexuality and health was super classy!

    Nope, guess I’m tacky. I’ll stick with it, then.

  4. I have to clean off my monitor now, between scribe999’s joke and my new favorite phrase, “spawn point”, I’ve had coffee come out of my nose twice this morning.
    Good thing I’m drinking it iced.

      1. I don’t think my mom (spawn point) would appreciate that. ;)
        Think Geek called moms spawn points, maybe I should have been more clear.
        Naw, explaining a joke only makes it better, right? :)

  5. I’ve been irrationally irritated at will.i.am ever since, at a job interview a few months ago, three different people said “Oh, like will.i.am from the Black-Eyed Peas?” upon hearing that my name was Will.

    Thank you for alerting me to a rational reason why I can continue to be irritated at this man.

  6. will.i.am,

    I WANT to like you. Please stop making it so hard.


    (When you’re finished with this letter, please pass it on to James Franco)

  7. “Where there’s more support, fewer suicides by gay teens”

    From the same research group that discovered, “Where there’s more bread, more sandwiches can be made;” “Where there’s more air, fewer asphyxiations by land mammals;” and “Where there’s more interdepartmental meetings, more naps by old white businessmen.”

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  8. @ will.i.am, I think that you should definitely not do magazine interviews the same way you do MTV chat.

    Throw away lines that seem funny in your head milliseconds before you say them, come out in print like your actual position on contraceptives and feminine hygiene. some people take these things seriously and take you for some type of role model.

    So get a new publicist and be funny in a humorous way, not a creepy way. Lucky they never read that article in Rolling Stone , eh will?

  9. Will’s statement made me think about that Friends episode, lets call it “the one where Cox and Anistin fought over who got the last condom”, I have to say incompatability was the last thing I thought when I saw that. I was much younger then though…
    Will you better stay away from women like that…and leave them for the rest of us.

  10. Maybe will.i.am is just talking about condoms distributed around the house as decoration, adorning the coat rack and such. That would be tacky.

  11. I hope will.i.am carries his own supply in his pretty plastic costume, cause “if you’re not gonna wrap it, stay home and whack it.”

  12. To play devil’s advocate, after reading the interview I got the impression that will.i.am would consider men carrying a condom around to be tacky as well (or to have them in their home).

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