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  • Photo of How JK Rowling Helped Stall the Equality Act

    How JK Rowling Helped Stall the Equality Act

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Last year I made a video about JK Rowling, who used to be the author of the Harry Potter series though apparently it turns out that the true author was really Hatsune Miku, some kind of Japanese teen girl…

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  • Photo of Why Yes, Mayo Clinic. Even the Vice President of the United States Can Transmit COVID-19

    Why Yes, Mayo Clinic. Even the Vice President of the United States Can Transmit COVID-19

    Three days after I gave birth to my youngest child TD, I developed the worst fever I’ve ever had in my life. My teeth chattered so badly I thought my jaw would break and I simultaneously sweat through my bedding and shooks with chills. I had developed Puerperal Fever, colloquially known as “Childbed Fever.” When my temperature hit 104F, I…

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  • Photo of The Next Wave of this Public Health Crisis May Be Scarier Than COVID

    The Next Wave of this Public Health Crisis May Be Scarier Than COVID

    There are a couple of things weighing on my mind today, as I continue to write and think about the current COVID-19 pandemic. First, I really need the media to give me a day off from debunking inflammatory headlines like “French researchers to test nicotine patches on coronavirus patients.” There is a lot of pseudoscience out there, even from people…

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  • Photo of Is it Your Moral Imperative to Vote for Joe Biden?

    Is it Your Moral Imperative to Vote for Joe Biden?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Content warning! I’m going to talk about sexual assault, and also there’s no science in this video. This video is about politics and feminism, and about whether or not you should vote for Joe Biden. Sorry. I actually considered…

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  • Photo of No, You Don’t Need To Go To Church Right Now.

    No, You Don’t Need To Go To Church Right Now.

    I live in a suburb about 10 minutes from Detroit, one of the hotspots of the COVID-19 outbreak. Gretchen Whitmer, our governor, or “The Woman From Michigan” as Donald Trump has called her, has actually been handling the pandemic pretty well, with one minor exception. Churches and other houses of worship are exempt from the stay at home order that…

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  • Photo of Conservatives Think COVID-19 is Over-diagnosed (They’re Probably Wrong)

    Conservatives Think COVID-19 is Over-diagnosed (They’re Probably Wrong)

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: I’m always interested to see the lengths science and reality deniers will go to maintain their delusions. For instance, apocalyptic cults that believe with all their hearts that the end times will come on a specific date and time.…

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  • Photo of Did the CDC Lie about the Effectiveness of Masks for COVID-19?

    Did the CDC Lie about the Effectiveness of Masks for COVID-19?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Hey friends, welcome to week 4 (ish?) of quarantine — for me, at least, because I live in a city that took COVID-19 seriously way back when it was just a baby epidemic. And before that, I was quarantining…

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  • Photo of Proof That the End Times Are Nigh…

    Proof That the End Times Are Nigh…

    .My darling husband Strange and I have been “social distancing” since Friday. That’s six days of total marital togetherness. We’re surviving pretty well. To be honest, I think every American should be given one free month of social distancing to be used in leap years going forward. Imagine how awesome this could be if everyone had been prepared for it?…

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