You may have noticed that Skepchick has been in and out (oooooh) for the past day. The cause was a DDoS attack that also targeted FreethoughtBlogs and Feminist Frequency, sites that, like Skepchick, happen to talk about feminism in a positive way. Besides that commonality, we all use different hosts and software, so it seems awfully probable that our “women are people, too” stance is what made us a target.
We owe a huge thanks to FTB for giving us the info we needed to stop the attack and get back online. We also owe a huge thanks to the attackers, who drove a lot of people to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to keep getting their Skepchick fix while the site was down.
I will conclude with some appropriate gifs, below.