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.
  • Feminism

    Sundaylies with Salamanders, Multiverses, John Cleese and more!

    Hello friends! It’s me, Surly Amy! Mindy can’t come to the Sundaylies today because she is now a superhero who can control the powers of physics while simultaneously fighting crime in the court room. Look, just DO NOT mess with this woman. DO what she says and everything will be cool. She told me she needed a day off and I…

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  • Feminism

    History Made.

    Regardless of who you support, if you care about human rights and feminism- this video that is said to be introducing Hillary Clinton tonight, is worth watching. It’s moving and it speaks to feminism and breaking barriers and the fact that young women for the first time in history may be able to truly visualize themselves as leaders of our…

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  • Book Club

    Shrill by Lindy West

    It’s true that you don’t really know what it feels like to be targeted with the nonstop deluge of obsessive online harassment until it happens to you. How it seeps into your life, how it is real life. It has happened to me. It has happened to other women who write for this blog and it’s also happened to Lindy…

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  • Featured

    Can We Ban Atheists From Billboards?

    It’s not even the lack of design skills. One out of one-hundred of them usually comes out ok. It’s not even that I think censorship is a good idea. It’s not. It’s just that the majority (that 90 out of 100 ratio) of atheist billboards are so darn terrible that they make us all look like seething, holier-than-thou assholes to…

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  • Meta Stuff

    Sundaylies with a Million Dollar Mad Art Cast, Hamster Alien, Cryptophile Hobbits and More!

    Hello friends and well wishers and people who are just scrolling through the inter-tubes on this fine Sunday afternoon! Today I bring you the Sundaylies, a round up of what’s been happening on this fabulous Skepchick network. Where is Mindy you ask? She has traveled to remote locations to gather the most magical of all the mushrooms for the annual…

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  • Activism

    Kesha’s Instagram

    This is just a very quick update on the ongoing story of musician Kesha who was allegedly raped by her music producer. She has been fighting a legal battle to try to get out of her contract with Sony and I posted about it when the her initial legal request was denied. Today she posted this on Instagram: so. I…

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  • Book Club

    Join us for an LAWAAG Bookclub Meetup w/ Author, Jennifer Michael Hecht!

    This Sunday join us in Los Angeles for a meet up and hangout with poet and the author of (among other books) Doubt and the Happiness Myth. That’s right! It’s the one and only, Jennifer Michael Hecht! This event is hosted by Surly Amy for the Los Angeles Women’s Atheist and Agnostic group. The event is this Sunday, April 3rd…

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  • Activism

    Internet asks to #FreeKesha After Judge Rules She Must Continue to Work with Alleged Rapist

    Singer, songwriter and rapper Kesha broke down in tears in a courthouse today after a judge ruled that she would not be let of her 6 contract record deal with Sony. Kesha had asked to be let out of her contract because of claims that her, and one of Sony’s top earning music producers, Dr Luke (Luke Gottwald) had drugged…

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