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ICYMI: December 22 – December 28 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick

The Physics Philes, lesson 79: That’s So Derivative
Mindy continues learning about simple harmonic motion, with a brief calculus review.

Skepticism as Survival
It doesn’t fix everything, but skepticism has been a powerful tool in Grimalkin’s fight against depression.

The Implications of Santa’s Race
By pitting White Santa vs Black Santa, we’re ignoring all the other races Santa could be.

Mad Art Lab

How Not to Infuriate a Woman Musician
Stop reminding women musicians of their otherness.

Gruss Vom Krampus
Chloe shares her annual Krampus Christmas card.

Make Sedona a Reality!
Help back this skeptical documentary by Carrie Poppy, Brian Thompson, and Adam Isaak.


Guilty (en español)
A guest post by @Puratura about the changes in abortion rights in Spain.

Quack of the Month / Hero of the Month (en español)
This month’s number one quack is the Spanish Ministry of Health, who plan to pass homeopathy as medicine. This month’s heroes are the people at Chile Skeptics Association, who, thanks to their complaints, got Boiron to remove some of their advertisements.

GIF of the Week (en español)
A baby crocodile in her mother’s mouth!

School of Doubt

Pop Quiz: Gifts
How do you feel about gifts from students?

Skepchick Events

Fundraising: Women’s Leadership Project
Help raise money for a program that confronts sexism, racism, misogyny, and heterosexism faced by young women of color.

Grounded Parents

Sesame Street: So Good, Yet So Bad
Monsters on Sesame Street have a bit of a gender problem.

In Defense of Santa Claus and Unicorn Poop
Some skeptical parents refuse to perpetuate the Santa myth. Steph is not one of them.

Don’t Deny My Reality! I Have a Kid with Autism.
Katie explains what it’s like to have a child with autism.

Featured image credit: USAG-Humphreys


Mindy is an attorney and Managing Editor of Teen Skepchick. She hates the law and loves stars. You can follow her on Twitter and on Google+.

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