ICYMI: July 1-July 7 on the Skepchick Network

Hey y’all! Since Mindy is now a physics expert, she’s been called away to CERN to consult on the Higgs Boson data, so I’m filling in for her on this week’s recap. Let’s get to it! Here’s what you might have missed last week on the Skepchick network.

Teen Skepchick

Therapy Woo
Nenfea critiques a book recommended by her therapist.

Oh My God, Bless You!!!
Elly discusses removing religious references from acknowledging sneezes.

Theism/Atheism—A False Dichotomy?
Edward Strickson explores how reducing people’s religious views to theist/atheist is a false dichotomy.

Mad Art Lab

Whistle for Progressive Mainstream Hip Hop
Ryan analyzes the lyrics of Flo Rida’s song “Whistle.”

Comic Sans: How To Forget That We Just Confirmed The Higgs Boson
Maki discusses the use of a certain horrid font in the Higgs Boson announcement.

Lab Track: Music from Nature
Check out this awesome video of musician Diego Stocco who uses all sorts of natural and synthetic items to create music.


Extraordinary Reality (en Español)
Silvia muses over ghostly overpopulations and alien visitations.

One Year on The Skeptic Tank (en Español)
Daniela illustrates some of the most bizarre search terms that get people to Escéptica.

940 Million Kilometers and a Higgs Boson Later (en Español)
Escéptica turns one and the writers share their thoughts on our anniversary!


Sunday School: On Pronouning
Rachel gives some advice (and asks for your own!) about how to avoid mis-pronoun people.

Re-examining Privileges
Aretha poses an interesting question about dealing with people who recognize some kinds of privilege but not others.

1Flesh: How Sperm is Magic
Yessenia highlights the ridiculous claims made on a ridiculous anti-condom website.

Featured image credit: Zazzle


Will is the admin of Queereka, part of the Skepchick network. They are a cultural/medical anthropologist who works at the intersections of sex/gender, sexuality, health, and education. Their other interests include politics, science studies, popular culture, and public perceptions and understandings of anthropology. Follow them on Twitter at @anthrowill and Facebook at

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