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Skepchick Sundaylies: Werewolves, Gay Wizards, Problematic Music, and Disability as a Feminist Issue

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The Physics Philes, lesson 116: Relativistic Doppler Shift
Mindy’s back and she has special relativity in tow.

Cryptophile: Werewolves
Eddy discusses the plausibility of werewolves.

DBT Skills: Adulting!
Olivia explains why it’s important to take care of yourself in very basic ways.


Gods! Lugh (en español)
Silvia continues introducing us to deities from all over the map This week it’s the Celtic god Lugh.


Gay Wizards: Role Playing Games and LGBT Inclusivity
Vince discusses recent changes to the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rules, and gives a little background about LGBT inclusivity in role playing games.

I For One Welcome Our New Affirmative Consent Overlords
Rachel talks consent, feminism, and problematic responses to California’s new “Yes Means Yes” affirmative consent statute.

School of Doubt

Email propriety, Part Eleventy-One
For some unexplained reason students are starting to send Apostrophobia emails with prayers and other religious overtones.

Academic deadlines are just a convenient fiction, so Jennifer wonders how we should treat students who fail to meet them.

Grounded Parents

Oh My Gosh, Look at Her Butt, Bass, Rape Culture, Macaw!
Steph’s kids are old enough to sing along to songs on the radio. But what kind of message are they hearing?

Yummy or Yuck? Part 1: The 5 second rule
Mombot discusses the safety and research behind the “5-second rule.”

Shitcanned With Kids: A Recipe for Disaster
Katie was fired from her job for having to take a small amount of time out of her day to take care of her child (with special needs). The issue is that employers need to give people flextime, whether they’re parents or not, because life doesn’t always go according to plan.


A Story and a Confession
Caleb opens up about their struggles with the stigmas attached to depression.

Why Disability is a Feminist Issue
Ania lists the reasons why feminists should care about disability issues.

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  1. Re: “Gay Wizards”

    Been playing since 1980 and I’ve never specified sexual orientation for a single character…those kind of interactions tend not to be part of the game.

    1. I’d say it depends on your campaign and the people who are playing. But I always considered the role playing aspects to be pretty flexible?

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