Skepchick Quickies 3.7


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

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  1. Amanda,

    I find it amazing that like that comic suggests some men think that women want to be ruled by men. Like Brian Cronin suggests though, if you remove that stupid ending, it does seem like a story about gender equality, rather than why men should be on top.

  2. Amanda,

    I’m glad there are people like Molly Shalgos exposing hoaxes like that. I’ll have to check out her website.

    1. On the one hand I understand the need to expose the hoaxers, but on the other hand I am amazed at Taryn Wright’s ability to be so gentle and empathetic with them. It’s clear the serious hoaxers have real mental health problems, but it would be hard for most people to be sympathetic when their mental health problems are causing them to harm vulnerable people. Well done her.

  3. Most experts are saying the Arkansas law won’t hold up but the fact that it got passed over a veto is enough to infuriate me. As far as I can tell, there are no exceptions for severe anomalies that are not “lethal to the fetus”- and while I hate arguing about exception clauses, I think this will at least be part of the reason this wont hold up. Most syndromes that are life threatening get diagnosed around 18 weeks or so and this would mean no terminations for things like trisomy 13 and 18.

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