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  • Politics

    How Trump is Using Julian Assange to Curb Free Speech

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: You know who I hate? Julian Assange. I can’t stand him. He’s obviously a gigantic prick, with his stupid hair and the fact that he hid out in the Ecuadorian embassy for 8 years to avoid going on trial…

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    How About We DON’T Free Julian Assange

    It is being reported today by the New York Times and other news sources that Sweden has announced today that it will possibly reopen the rape allegation case against WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange. I think this is great news. It may not be wonderful news for the United States government, who is trying to extradite him to America to charge him…

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  • Meta Stuff

    Get To Know Your Skepchicks: Julia

    I am a lucky lady for a whole bushel load of reasons. One reason in particular is that I get to meet a lot of wonderful, brilliant people. And every so often one of these amazing people lets me photograph them. And on a very good day they also let me pick their brain so that I can learn even…

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  • Activism

    Support Julia Burke, Skeptical Hero

    Before the NYC marathon was (finally) cancelled, Julia Burke decided to donate the amount she would have spent going to the city to run the marathon (entrance fee, travel costs, etc.–about $500) to the Red Cross instead. And she decided to run her own marathon in Buffalo, to raise money and awareness of the help people still need to recover…

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  • Feminism

    Guest Post – Julia Burke: Akin was wrong––but why? On rapists, myths, and “mechanisms”

    Julia Burke sent us this great review of some of the actual science (or lack thereof) in Todd Akin’s comments on rape, but also in some of the responses to his comments! Popular Science, not exactly a bastion of skepticism, released a bizarre response to the Akin debacle, titled “Rape Results in More Pregancies than Consensual Sex, Not Fewer.” The…

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  • Tomorrow Night @ Harvard: Julia Sweeney!

    Skepchick Extraordinaire Julia Sweeney will be at Harvard University tomorrow evening to deliver her one-woman show “Letting Go of God.” Sponsored by the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard, a fantastic group of people who bring great names to the Boston area. Here’s a recent NY Times article about the show. Apparently this is the only chance to catch her in New…

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  • Science

    Sci-Hub: is it Unethical to “Pirate” Science?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! I publish, on average, two videos per week, and many of those videos are about new scientific advances. Because this channel is focused on critical thinking, I can’t just do an “I Fucking Love Science” sort of thing where I…

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  • Science

    Why I Trust the COVID-19 Vaccine

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Hey everybody, it’s time for a COVID vaccine update! I last talked about the vaccine on March 195th, or approximately mid-September using the old Julian calendar. In that video, I talked about how it’s okay to be skeptical of…

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