Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor.
  • Anti-Science

    A Daytime TV Polygraph Led to a Suicide

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: There’s a lot of pseudoscience in daytime TV, like Dr. Oz shilling magical beans that will make you lose weight or live forever or whatever, and Dr. Phil doing whatever it is that he does. But there’s one particular…

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  • Feminism

    In Which I’m Super Angry About The Alabama Abortion Ban

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: I guess I have to talk about it, because, well, it’s what I do — thanks to 25 white male congressmen and one female governor, Alabama has effectively outlawed abortion. The only exception is if the pregnancy threatens the woman’s life, like if it’s ectopic. There are no other exceptions, including in…

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  • Skepticism

    Prominent Atheist Sues Everyone, Shares Intimate Details of Sex Life with Court of Law

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Three years ago, I wrote over on Skepchick about Richard Carrier. You may know him as the guy who you may have seen at atheist conferences talking about how there was no historical Jesus, even though most historians disagree with him. I mean, that’s how he used to be known. Nowadays he’s…

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  • Science

    Does Having a Sexy Wife Make Men Happier?

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: The New York Post has informed me that “Having a pretty wife or rich husband ‘maximizes’ life: study.” Well gosh, I want a maximized life. Wait, what does that even mean. Does it mean happy? I want a happy life, really. But am I pretty? Am I going to marry a rich…

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  • Meta Stuff

    Hello Again! Skepchick is Back!

    Hello, dear friends of the Skepchick community. As you’ve probably noticed, the past two years or so have been pretty quiet on here — just little old me, posting my YouTube video transcripts. At its height, Skepchick had dozens of writers across several different sister sites blogging about science, and critical thinking, and progressive values as they pertain to women,…

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  • Anti-Science

    Measles Hits a New Record & Vaccines STILL DON’T CAUSE AUTISM

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Two science news stories came out this week and I just love the coincidental timing: first, measles has hit a new record here in the United States. Nearly 700 people have been infected throughout 22 different states, which is the most of any year since the year 2000. Why is the year…

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  • Religion

    The “Judeo-Christian” Lie

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Candace Owens is a moron who got famous by saying all the things white supremacists say but doing it while black. She started out by running a website making fun of Donald Trump’s dick, but that didn’t get her enough attention so instead she went on Infowars and started saying shit like…

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  • Anti-Science

    Why the Largest AIDS Charity in the World is WRONG

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: The AIDS Healthcare Foundation was established in 1987 as a place for AIDS patients to receive critical end-of-life care in a time when many hospitals refused to do anything for them. Today, they provide a wide variety of healthcare services out of clinics and pharmacies, to more than a million people in…

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