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Skepchick Sundaylies! Phone Judgment, Secular Christmas, Plankton and Galaxies, Asexual Nudes, and Gendered Kid Clothing

Sunday Funny: Recursion (via Manfeels Park)

Teen Skepchick

The Physics Philes, lesson 122: Heat of the Sublime
Mindy explores what happens when water melts and boils.

DBT Skills: Chillaxin
Olivia explains how focusing on one thing that makes you feel good can help diffuse a stressful situation.

The Inevitable Judgment Against Phones
Elizabeth has had just about enough of your phone hate.

Mad Art Lab

The Mad Art Lab Secular Playlist!
MAL fulfills all your secular holiday playlist needs.

Adventures in Chimpland: The Primatology Revolution of Jane Goodall. (Women in Science 26)
Dale tells the story of the groundbreaking and universally admired Jane Goodall.


Movie Review: Interstellar (en español)
Silvia is always disappointed by science fiction movies. Did Interstellar pass her tough test?

Image of the Week: Of Plankton and Galaxies (en español)
Ileana shares an image that makes you wonder at the cosmos and microcosm.


Nude Art in an Asexual World
Ser wonders how different the art world would be if everyone was asexual.

Grounded Parents

What a Kid Wears? Not Our Business
Deek lets her toddler boys pick out their own clothes. But recently, she realized that she was limiting their choices by only presenting them with “boy” options even though they are just as interested in the “girl” options. She asks, “When do children begin to pick up on the social cues that the look they favor makes others uncomfortable or mock them? More importantly, when did people decide someone else’s clothes were any of their damn business?” (This is especially relevant with the recent issue of the GOP staffer who criticized Sasha and Malia Obama’s clothes.)

Raising the Atheist Child
Kelly talks about what it’s like to be an atheist parent raising a child in a highly religious environment. She and her husband raised their daughter to use reason and empathy to make decisions and forbade her from “reverse-proselytizing” to her evangelical peers (until she was in high school). She says, “Rather, when her friends are moving away from the bonds of religion, she doesn’t nag or badger them. Instead, she is there for them. She listens to their doubts. They reason together. And with those who remain in their religion, while she doesn’t mock them for their religion, she also doesn’t give them a pass when their religion causes them to say homophobic or transphobic or misogynistic things, either. She calls them on it, as does the rest of her circle of friends.”

Internet Meme Demolition Derby : “Men and Women Are Different!” Edition
Go ahead and bookmark Lou’s Internet Meme Demolition Derby series and post it to Facebook every time someone posts an annoying meme. This time, it’s a takedown of the “men do THIS and women do THAT”-style meme.

Featured image credit: Eelke 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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