Skepchick Quickies 12.12
Happy Birthday to Erasmus Darwin! He was a physician, inventor, and advocate of many progressive causes.
- Teenage Girl Demonstrates Value of Speaking Out About Sexual Assault – A followup on a rape victim who wouldn’t stay silent about injustice.
- When sexual assault counseling in US colleges is not confidential – From Jacob V.
- Poisoning the Well: How the Feds Let Industry Pollute the Nation’s Underground Water Supply
- Memories of My Misogynist Trolls – The perils of being a woman with an opinion in public. From Amy.
- What did I learn from Animal Planet? – Animal Planet does not know whether dragons are fictional or not. Video Link. From CriticalDragon1177.
- Hey, It’s Some Men Against Assholes and Misogyny! – From Donnie.
Some of those links were a little depressing, so I’m going to leave you with this clip of beautiful scenery set to soothing music. Also, the feminist bookstore in Portlandia has too many vagina (vulva) pillows!
By the way, I saw that Animal Planet documentary about dragons. Its called “Dragons A Fantasy Made Real.” Its sort of a cross between a science documentary speculative fiction. Its basically asking, if Dragons were real, what would they be like? How could such a creature function biologically. If Eric Hovind actually doesn’t understand that weren’t saying we have good reason to think Dragons, might have been real, I don’t think he actually watched the whole thing. Also, he should have paid attention to the title of the documentary. Oh one more thing, I don’t think Eric would like it if he saw it, because it talks a lot about dragon evolution! ;)
Anyway, glad you enjoyed him making a fool of himself, even more so than usual.
Oh, on a much more serious note, I’m glad Savannah Dietrich had the strength and courage to speak out against her attackers. I find it quite disturbing that people can blame what they did on “youthful stupidity” given how old they were. Not to mention that I don’t think many little kids would even think about doing what they did.
I love that he said “if reading’s not really your thing . That just about says it all. I do have to say that Animal Planet oddly vacillates between animal advocacy and cruelty for entertainment. As Criticaldragon says obviously the program was fun speculation; we know that the youtuber won’t bother downloading any published studies though.
Glad you enjoyed Eric Hovind making a fool of himself as usual! Only I think he was unwittingly funnier than normal this time.
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