Skepchick Quickies 11.16


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

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    1. I didn’t know that science journalists generally fail to read the primary source – that blows me away – but it also explains a few things!

  1. I’m not sure I believe that the rhetoric in the Petraeus scandal wouldn’t just be reversed if it was a lauded female public official having an affair with a married man. Of course the hardcore misogynists like Pat Robertson would still blame the woman, but I suspect that the media and government officials would treat, say, Condoleezza Rice or Nancy Pelosi in just the same way. Paraphrasing Chris Rock, that shit’s not about gender. It’s about power. The American tradition is that it’s always some slutty underling tempting their moral betters into sin and debauchery.

  2. I loved the dogs – posted the link to friends, family and grandchildren!

    Wonder how many takes it took to make this video? It would have taken a lot of patience.

    As one absent friend once said, to achieve great communication and make it look simple and easy, is in fact extremely hard.

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