In Case You Missed It: January 8-January 14 on the Skepchick Network

Good morning! I see you survived the weekend more or less in one piece. You must have been doing it wrong. Here are highlights from the Skepchick Network to start your week off right.

Teen Skepchick

ScienceSunday: Finding the Higgs
Ali Marie explains what the Higgs Boson particle is and why it’s important.

Constructing Bodies
Nenfea discusses the possibility that sex and gender are socially constructed concepts.

Modern Mythology: Flushing Toilets & The Coriolis Effect
Lauren puts an end to a certain toilet myth.

Mad Art Lab

Scenes from a MAL: Buffalo Bill the Proxy Mouse
Maria shares one of the more interesting exchanges from the Mad Art Lab back channel.

Art and Science
Surly Amy explains her passion for making art about science.

Rubber Spines and Bent Space
Ryan makes another foray into sexist fantasy art.

Skepchick SE

Mad Wolf Policy (på svenska)
Felicia takes on the idea that wolves should be eradicated from Sweden.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Skepticism (på svenska)
Homelessclubkid on what brought her to skepticism.

Devil’s Dozen – And Then Some (på svenska)
Amygdala tempts fate and writes about the most ominous of days: Friday the 13th.


Weekly Bullshit for Women (en español)
Lulú talks about the weekly “just for women” inserts in major newspapers and their insulting content.

Return of the Skeptic Tank (en español)
Daniela Photoshops some of the weirdest search terms people have used to find Escéptica.

To be or not to be…a troll (en español)
The teenaged daughter of a politician tweets something stupid and is attacked for it. Is the strong response violence against women? Is it bullying? Lucy tries to answer those questions.


Coming Out Stories: When Coming Out is Shutting Yourself In
Natalie shares her coming out experience.

Let’s Talk About Open Access
Kendra discusses the benefits of open access to the science-loving skeptic.

Queer Health: Healthcare Providers and You
Michelle Bell offers some advice for navigating the not-so-queer-friendly healthcare system.

Featured image credit: John Stansbury


Mindy is an attorney and Managing Editor of Teen Skepchick. She hates the law and loves stars. You can follow her on Twitter and on Google+.

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