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It’s the Skepchick Network Sundaylies with me, Surly Amy!


Mindy can’t come to the internet today because she is on a secret Skepchick mission working with a mysterious tribe of highly-intelligent sloths at our potential new headquarters somewhere in the Pacific. It’s slow-going but very serious work. I’ve already said too much. Just know that we are proud of you Mindy, we wish you well, and we hope you don’t have to use the secret weapons crafted by the metal-smiths over at Mad Art Lab. May the force be with you.


On to the weekly recap!

First off here is the Sunday funny brought to you today by artist Sara Zimmerman from her website UnEarthed Comics.

It reminded me oh so much of those edited Planned Parenthood videos designed to frighten people, and how smart people can simply shut down fear mongering propaganda like that with a click of a button. Go outside, get some fresh air and gather your facts.

This comic by Ms Zimmerman is called, “Can’t be Controlled.”



Here are our favorite links of the week!

This week on Mad Art Lab:

Ride Sally, Ride! The Astrophysics and Astronautics of Sally Ride! Check out this amazing post about Sally Ride that explains how complex she really was.

A new Mad Art Cast mini episode answers the question: Was Hitler responsible for how we tune our music? Click here to find out.


On Queereka:

What I Mean When I Say “Monosexual PrivilegeTrav explains some aspects of what it means to have monosexual privilege.



On Teen Skepchick:

The Fear, it is Mongered. Gay Marriage and the Slippery Slope to the Pedophilia that has Been Legal in Heterosexual Marriage for Hundreds of Years. Elizabeth explores the irrational fear that marriage equality will lead to widespread pedophilia.


On Grounded Parents:

Jenny writes about a so-called “birth feminist.” In her own words, “Why exactly is she a birth feminist? Is it because she wants to see improved birth outcomes for women in third world countries? No. Is it because she wants to fight against inequities in our health care system? Also no. She’s a birth feminist because she had a c-section in 2009 and she’s still bummed out about it.”

Cerys suffers from an anxiety disorder, and she writes about how it has affected her dealing with her child going off to college.

Deek has twin toddlers with special needs, and she writes about her experience with the Americans with Disabilities Act and provides resources for other parents with special needs children.


Enjoy your reading! We will be back next week with Mindy and hopefully all the answers to the secret Sloth-verse, which as I understand, looks something like this:

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*Sloth image from this Live Science post. Photo by Becky Cliffe

Amy Roth

Amy Davis Roth (aka Surly Amy) is a multimedia, science-loving artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. She makes Surly-Ramics and is currently in love with pottery. Daily maker of art and leader of Mad Art Lab. Support her on Patreon. Tip Jar is here.

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  1. I’m a guitar player and a luthier — once I saw those recycled skateboard guitars on the Mad Art Lab link, I almost forgot where I was previously. ;)

    p.s. Still lovin’ my “A” necklace, Amy!

  2. So does the secret sloth headquarters have a volcano? A volcano is necessary! (I am a volcano-essentialist.) Also a rocket launcher hidden in the volcano.

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