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Skepchick Sundaylies, Monday Edition! Bogus Ebola Meds, Cause Marketing, and Jesus as Disability Cure

I’m terribly sorry. I had super-secret Skepchick business this weekend, so the Skepchick Sundaylies are a day late. Don’t worry, though! I would never abandon you completely. Check out the links below for some of the awesome posts you missed last week on the Skepchick Network.

Teen Skepchick

Suspension of Disbelief: Nimona
Alice reviews the webcomic, Nimona.

DBT Skills: Do It Anyway
Olivia gives advice on how to recognize when you have emotions and when those emotions may be inappropriate.


Quack of the Month: Ebola Edition (en español)
This month Silvia highlights two charlatans for their promotion of bogus Ebola cures (including MMS): the antivax nun Teresa Forcades, and well-known snake oil promoter Josep Paimes.

Grounded Parents

F*ck Hate, Misogyny, Racism and Cause Marketing
Remember the “F-bombs for Feminism” video featuring little girls? Steph explains that it’s part of “cause marketing,” which is where for-profit companies use our slactivism to make money, and it’s not OK. (Even if the video is still great.)

Preparing For Death
Jay explains how he is preparing his daughter for the fact that her mother (his ex-wife) is dying, and talks about how his parenting philosophy is one of realism and not trying to “sugar-coat” issues.

An Anchor ‘Round My Heart: Love, Loss, Moving On, Etc.
When Cassandra was still a newlywed, her husband was in an accident and had a traumatic brain injury that completely changed his personality, to the point where they had to divorce (after he threatened her while she was holding their baby). She talks about how she is working on moving on from that and making peace with her life.


Of Jesus Tracts and Disability
Randi shares a story about how someone giving her a condescending Jesus pamphlet about being disabled.

School of Doubt

Teaching the Nuance of WrongJennifer teaches her students that being “wrong” really isn’t that simple after all.

Writing in the Digital AgeApostrophobia, pace Buzzfeed’s Mark Marino, doesn’t think listicles need to be the future of science communication.

They All Float Down Here
Alasdair accidentally triggered a student with a fear of clowns.

Featured image credit: Taber Andrew Bain via Flickr


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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