Skepchick Quickies 3.20

On March 20, 1852, the first edition of Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published. It went from being recognized as an anti-slavery novel to criticized for its use of stereotypes (in modern times).

BONUS: I’ll bet you didn’t know you needed this. I scoffed until I saw the cinnamon things.



Mary Brock works as an Immunology scientist by day and takes care of a pink-loving princess child by night. She likes cloudy days, crafting, cooking, and Fall weather in New England.

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  1. The bonus is just… wrong wrong wrong. First off, how in the name of Alton Brown are you supposed to clean that thing? Secondly (also ITNOAB) its a uni-tasker. The only uni-taskers in my kitchen put out fires or open cans. And third, COOKING EGGS IS EASY!

    1. I am a good cook, but I am also lazy so sometimes I make eggs in the microwave. I like that I would be able to bring this to work. The cleaning brush is similar to the one you’d use to clean baby bottles.

  2. And cars for women, I think it was in the ninties, one of the big three released a concept minivan for soccer moms. It had a mini washer, dryer, and microwave in the back.

    1. That sounds awesome! If I had a license and money to buy a car I would love one with those addons.Though I guess the dryer is a bit superfluous since you just need to crack a window and put the laundered clothes on a rack of some kind.
      …on second though, maybe I shouldn’t buy that car since salesman would no doubt question my masculinity.

    2. Throw in a bed and a toilet and that would actually make a great RV for a single or a couple.

  3. That “Dangerous Minds” link terrifies me a bit. If profilers are basically psychics, throwing off hundreds of guesses and hoping that one or two sticks and are remembered, does the police know that, or do they trust these people? Is something so useless actually part of police procedure?

  4. Don’t get me started about cars. I’ve walked out of dealerships due to patronizing salespeople. I’ve climbed under my car in service bar to see what they didn’t do. Treat me like I have a brain and can comprehend the difference between a 4 and 6 cylinder (and don’t tell me there isn’t and put me in a car with a tachometer) and you may get my business.

    1. I don’t know as much as you do about cars, but I do know more than my husband, so I just make sure the dealer talks to me or else I walk.

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