Skepchick Quickies 5.31

  • Scientologists charged for “intimidating” alleged sex abuse victim – “A senior member of the Church of Scientology has been charged by police for intimidating a young girl who wanted to report sexual abuse allegations within the church. According the ABC TV’s Lateline, police have alleged Eastgate intimidated a then 11-year-old Carmen Rainer to provide false statements about sexual abuse by her stepfather.” From Jack99.
  • 70% of science award finalists are children of immigrants – “Immigration is a boon to American science and math, a new report asserts, noting that 70 percent of the finalists in a recent prestigious science competition are the children of immigrants.” From Rosaire.
  • Wiccans and mystical women: How New Age is secretly bad for feminism – “I imagine most skeptics and humanists will find the word “secretly” a bit too strong of a word to describe how bad New Age beliefs are for women, but what makes it stand out from other forms of superstition and supernaturalism is that it most often promotes itself as a worldview which empowers women. New Age beliefs are deceptively bad for feminism.”
  • Why is the G-spot still such a mystery? – Jen McCreight breaks down the research that’s been done on the g-spot.


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

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  1. Sadly in the G-spot article one of commenter had to hit on head the point i was waiting for Jen to make. Namely that its research purely for increasing women’s pleasure and therefore has no market/interest in society.

  2. A quote from the raped 11-year-old:
    “They told me it was my fault because I’d been bad in a past life. I believed them.”

    Who the hell says that to a raped child? How do you do that, and still sleep at night?

  3. It’s telling to me that when reading of that latest atrocity by the Church of Happyology Scientology that the horror I felt for this girl was temporarily assuaged by the following;

    The inquiry by ASIC into Carly Crutchfield was launched after independent senator Nick Xenophon – a vocal opponent of Scientology – sent a dossier to the corporate watchdog last month.

    My guess is that Senator Xenophon heard one too many Xenu jokes growing up.

    Ok, back to hating this POS “church”.

  4. Back in the 90’s, a church critic in alt.religion.scientology had a .sig about an incident where a scientologist got the church to have child molestation charges dropped. I thought he was being harsh over an isolated incident but this….

  5. “Of the 40 finalists, 28 had parents born in other countries: 16 from China, 10 from India, one from South Korea and one from Iran.”

    *Sigh* sadly no latinos

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