Sunday Funny: A physicist, a biologist, and an economist are on a train… (via SMBC)
Mad Art Cast with Rebecca Watson
The Gang talk to Skepchick founder Rebecca Watson on her use of Patreon and Youtube to communicate science.
WIP Weekend – Cover Songs
Get the party started with these delightful covers of You’ll Be Back from Hamilton.
WIP Weekend – Comic Work
Ethan gives us all a behind the scenes look at his comic-drawing process.
Jay argues that not all beliefs are the same when it comes to self-examination.
A First Year as a Professor, in GIFs
Nicole’s first year as a professor…in gifs!
Potty Politics: Four Things Bathroom Bill Proponents Get Wrong
As Emily says, “I have yet to see any attempt at a justification for bathroom bills that doesn’t reflect a fundamental misunderstanding of what it means to be trans.” Not only are these people suffering from severe heteronormative cis privilege, they also have way too much time on their hands trying to police gender norms instead of just using the toilet.
Stop Treating My C-Section Like a Tragedy
Any person who has been through childbirth knows what a highly politicized and competitive environment it is. Everyone is vying for the prize of “most perfect natural birth ever.” In this world, c-sections are abnormal and something to be pitied. Mary writes about her experience having a c-section and the aftermath.
Internet Meme Demolition Derby: The Restroom Wars Part One…
Lou takes down a meme that shows an angry, muscular man threatening transwomen trying to go into the women’s bathroom. He writes, “Transgender persons are subject to shockingly high numbers of sexual assaults. Transgender women of color are particularly at risk of violent assault or murder. Laws like the ones in North Carolina and Mississippi, as well as the national conservative figures and politicians who support them are actively contributing to a hostile environment that makes these kinds of crimes more common. In fact they can rightly be seen as propaganda tools meant to encourage the creation of a hostile environment.”
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