Olivia

Olivia is a giant pile of nerd who tends to freak out about linguistic prescriptivism, gender roles, and discrimination against the mentally ill. By day she writes things for the Autism Society of Minnesota, and by night she writes things everywhere else. Check out her ongoing screeds against jerkbrains at www.taikonenfea.wordpress.com
  • Skepticism

    ONE WEEK Until SkepchickCon

    SkepchickCon begins one week from tonight, and we are actually dying of excitement. We hit our first fundraising goal this month, but are still aiming for our stretch goal of $2500. You still have a chance to win a custom cocktail from Anne Sauer, and one more week to snap up the amazing incentives we’ve put together. If you’re still on…

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  • Science

    You Could Win a Custom Cocktail AND Support Science Education

    Have you ever wished that you had a cocktail created just for you? I know that you’ve always wanted to support science education as well as general tomfoolery. Well SkepchickCon now has an opportunity for you to do both! But first, UPDATES! We are SO EXCITED to announce the winner of our drawing from April and May, Dan K. He…

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  • Skepticism

    Organized Atheism: Isn’t That an Oxymoron?

    It’s rare that we spend time on Skepchick defending organized atheism, but every now and then someone makes a comment so ignorant that I just have to throw it back to my angsty high school days and explain to people that atheism is SUPER SERIOUS BUSINESS and we are VERY OPPRESSED. But actually, there are still some big misconceptions about what it…

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  • Activism

    College Students Being Boss

    It’s not exactly news that rape and sexual assault are problems on college campuses, or that many if not most college campuses have a long way to go in terms of their response to sexual assault and the support they provide to survivors. But a recent story about college sexual assault hit a little closer to home for me than…

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  • Skepticism

    WINNERS and Announcements

    In March I announced to you all that we had a beautiful print that you could win if you donated to SkepchickCon. Unfortunately you were not cool enough and did not donate, but Soren Kongstrad did, and thanks to his generosity has won this amazing thing. I personally am jealous. If you haven’t yet gotten your hands on one of our…

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  • Featured

    Announcing the March SkepchickCon Drawing

    Last month we announced the new SkepchickCon fundraising website and since we went live our supporters have gone above and beyond to show us how much they support the work we do every July. We’re almost halfway to our first goal! If we reach higher numbers that means more activities, better booze, and more speakers. You might have thought we…

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  • Featured

    Introducing SkepchickCon’s New Crowdfunding Site

    Last month I announced the beginning of SkepchickCon’s fundraising efforts for 2016, and today I am SO EXCITED to roll out our brand new fundraising page. Skepchicks and their supporters will be fundraising through this page from now until we descend en masse into Minneapolis to throw our patented parties at CONvergence. We’ve also got the full slate of our…

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  • Skepticism

    Register for CONvergence, Give to SkepchickCon

    It’s a new year, and that means it’s time to start getting excited about another SkepchickCon! Last year we made our annual Skepchick get together bigger and better than ever, with a sensory friendly party, interactive Sandboxes, tons of panels, salons, and a boatload of guests. We’ve got photos from last year’s extravaganza at the SkepchickCon website to jog your memory about…

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