Rebecca Watson

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.
  • Feminism

    How Men are (Really) Discriminated Against in the Workplace

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! “Men obstructed from entering female-dominated occupations,” oh my god you guys we did it. Sexism against women is over! The feminists have upended patriarchy and instituted matriarchy. Ha ha, we said we wanted equality but what we really meant was…

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  • Science

    Can Microdosing LSD Improve Your Life?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Remember a few weeks back when I talked about how the common Skeptics’ joke “the plural of anecdotes is not evidence” is wrong? Let’s talk a wee bit more about that. A large number of things humanity now scientifically “knows”…

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  • Skepticism

    Nerd Immunity! Do Glasses Protect You From COVID?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Well, it’s been a rough year but I’m happy to report that there’s finally some good news. For me. “Glasses wearers less likely to get COVID, study says.” Oh, joy! Hooray! This is absolutely great news for me and…

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  • Science

    How We Teach Kids to be Sexist (Accidentally)

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Many years ago I was on a science podcast with a bunch of older men who had kids, and (on and off mic) we started talking about gender stereotypes. They insisted that they knew gender stereotypes were built in,…

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  • Skepticism

    Snow Won’t Melt? Normalize Not Knowing!

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! A whole bunch of the US just got hit with snow, so you know what that means: snow angels? No. Skiing? Nah. Weird conspiracy theories about the government? BINGO. All over social media, people have been filming themselves trying and…

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  • Politics

    Disaster in Texas was Caused by Fossil Fuels, Not Wind Turbines

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Okay everybody let’s start with the facts just in case you don’t feel like watching this entire video: Humans burn fossil fuels which pumps carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. That leads to an increase in extreme weather events that are…

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  • Skepticism

    Gwyneth Paltrow is Here to Cure Your COVID Symptoms with Snake Oil

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Six months ago, which is about 2 weeks in pandemic time, I talked about COVID-19 “long-haulers”: people who contracted COVID-19, survived, but never fully recovered even months later. Most of the patients reporting this were women with an average age…

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  • Anti-Science

    Joe Rogan Spreads Vaccine Nonsense

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Well, Gwyneth Pal-bro has struck again. That’s right, Joe Rogan, the semi-literate man’s answer to GOOP, is now on record saying he will not get the COVID-19 vaccine because he’s “healthy.” This happened on his podcast when his guest actor…

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