Skepchick Quickies 4.5

  • Gas station drugs’ outlandish claims are mostly half-baked -“Yet, obviously, people are buying them, as evidenced by their omnipresence at gas stations, corner stores and head shops all over town. And while, unlike illicit drugs, you don’t have to buy them from a guy named Snake whose dirty studio apartment is covered in black light posters of unicorns and Jim Morrison, something about purchasing them feels just as shady.” From Christopher.
  • Christian men beg women to not dress like sluts – “”Sometimes when I see a girl provocatively dressed, I’ll say to myself, she probably doesn’t even know that a 101 guys are going to devour her in their minds today,” says pastor C.J. Mahaney.”
  • Autistic brains “organized differently” say scientists – “People with autism use their brains differently from other people, which may explain why some have extraordinary abilities to remember and draw objects in detail, according to new research.” From Appleman.
  • It’s Geddongeddon! – Tree Lobsters get hysterical, from ceberus40.


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

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  1. Sometimes when I see a girl provocatively dressed, I’ll say to myself, she probably doesn’t even know that a 101 guys are going to devour her in their minds today,”

    The imagery in that sentence is disturbingly similar to, say, something you might find in a Lovecraft novel:

    The police found the victims’ “oddly marred” bodies being used in a ritual that centered on the statuette, about which roughly 100 men — all of a “very low, mixed-blooded, and mentally aberrant type” — were “braying, bellowing, and writhing”, repeatedly chanting the phrase, “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.”

    Coincidence? I think not.

  2. Sometimes when I see a girl provocatively dressed, I’ll say to myself, she probably doesn’t even know that a 101 guys are going to devour her in their minds today.”

    Sure, she doesn’t. Control yourself, Pastor. She’s not that into you.

  3. Sometimes when I see a misogynistic hypocrite provocatively spouting his mouth off, I’ll say to myself, he probably doesn’t even know that a 101 feminists are going to kick the crap out of him in their minds today.

  4. “There is no excuse too feeble for dressing slutty” – Beth Hopkins (AKA Bif Naked)

    Is it possible for a male to dress slutty? What would it look like? Can we (meaning people who dress slutty) cause a self-rightious preacher to shit himself with apoplexy?

  5. Dear pastor whatever

    There is nothing wrong with ladies bodies or particular clothes draped over them in particular ways.

    Also, there is nothing wrong with thinking about those ladies inside your head. Thoughts aren’t actions. Fantasies are ok. Even fantasies of my girlfriend with 100 other guys. It’s pretty very ok actually. Thanks for that, I’m going to have fun thinking about that.

  6. I’m sure Pastor Mahaney begs provocatively dressed women all the time…right before they whip him with a riding crop and he says “I’m sorry, mistress.”

    Don’t forget the safe word, padre.

  7. @Zapski: I thought of that, but to me, their costumes are outlandish or garish (not a criticism, I also find the costuming interesting), not slutty, even if they are slutty to each other.

    I’ve never heard a straight female commenting that a straight male is dressing slutty. Is it a null concept, a cultural artifact, something else?

    @scribe999: He don’t need no stinkin’ safe word!

  8. Today it’s women dressing slutty, yesterday it was breastfeeding in public, does anyone else feel a flash mob coming on?

    Maybe we can make Pastor C.J. Myhandy’s head e’plode.

  9. @mrmisconception: If you recall the breastfeeding thread, I said a flashmob of breastfeeding moms in Times Square likely wouldn’t register with me. Papa Mahaney might leave a quivering pile of gray matter all over Broadway and 42nd Street.

  10. I wish I could say that xian video was a joke, but sadly, it isn’t. I know because they used to give us the same lectures when I was in church. “Ladies, help out your animalistic brothers by not dressing so provocatively. You know they can’t control themselves. And it’s your fault if you get raped.”

    What does dressing modestly mean, anyway? I always hate this because the term is never defined. One man’s shorts could be another man’s g-string. You just can’t please everyone.

  11. @BlackCat:

    In olden days, a glimpse of stocking
    Was looked on as something shocking

    Don’t know what to make of the video. It was sadly lacking in data, hard facts, i.e. images. Were there stockings?

  12. I often wonder why Christian fundamentalists are so very anti-Muslim, when they have sooo much in common with Muslim fundamentalists. Both groups treat their men as though they’re stupid-little-boy-children who lack impulse control.

    Why any god would put these self-made boy-children in charge of ANYTHING is a mystery I can’t figure out.

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