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    Abuse of Abuse

    This post has been cowritten with Maria Walters. It includes discussion of domestic abuse, especially emotional and psychological abuse. Last week, the news reported that the editor-in-chief of Christianity Today, an evangelical newspaper founded by Billy Graham, called for Trump’s removal from office. There have been many different takes on what this means… but I don’t want to talk about…

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    Skepchick Sundaylies! with Vibrating Spiders, Ugly Things, a “Miracle” Cure-All, and the Charter School Equivalent to #PoliceLivesMatter

    Sunday Funny: The unforeseen consequences of detecting gravitational waves. (via xkcd) Mad Art Lab Ugly Things and Cosplay with Mad Art Cast The Gang talks amazing cosplay and ugly things with Ryan. Vibrating Spiders and Waggling Bees: Madeline Girard’s Multi-Modal Menagerie Dale tells us about Madeline Girard, who, among other notable discoveries, used a laser to study the mating ritual…

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  • Cross-Post: Ask the right question: #whydoesheabuse?

    Editor’s Note: This cross-post is written by Steph of Grounded Parents. To read the full post and to leave comments, click through the link at the end.  ****** As the country reels after another stunning high profile story of domestic violence hits the media, I am moved to tears reading the brave stories of #whyistayed and #whyileft. Everyone should take…

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    Kathy Etchingham, former partner of Jimi Hendrix, speaks out against new biopic

    Kathy Etchingham was a DJ working in London when she met a young Jimi Hendrix on his first day in the city in 1966. They would date for the next three years, during Hendrix’s rise to stardom, and live together in London until 1969. Etchingham played a key role in Hendrix’s life, inspiring, among other songs, the much-loved “Wind Cries Mary”…

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  • Meta StuffPhoto of Skepchick Sundaylies: The Game, Thor’s Armor, Snowpiercer, Inclusive Atheism, Subtle Sexism, Helicopter Parenting, and Identifying as Disabled

    Skepchick Sundaylies: The Game, Thor’s Armor, Snowpiercer, Inclusive Atheism, Subtle Sexism, Helicopter Parenting, and Identifying as Disabled

    Sunday Funny: Gender Roles (via TheRobinHead) Teen Skepchick DBT Skills: Mindfulness “How” Olivia continues her series on DBT skills. Bi-erasure: Constantine In NBC’s new show Constantine, smoking is fine but bisexuality is taboo. The Not so Beautiful Game Step 1: An Uncompelling Frame Narrative Stigmatizes Mental Illness Elizabeth is reading The Game so you don’t have to. Mad Art Lab…

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    Abuse isn’t Always on the Outside

    Originally posted (by me) on Grounded Parents. Trigger warning for abuse and for being married to a mind-controlling jerk. I met him when I was lonely, and confused, and young and idealistic. I met him when I was still aching over the big, gaping hole in my gut that my college boyfriend had left. He was older than me and…

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    What Feminism Definitely Doesn’t Look Like

    I once wrote about what I call fauxminism, poking fun at “empowered” women who do little to nothing for (or even who actually hinder) other women’s choices and freedom. That’s one thing. This is another thing, entirely. Recently, I had the distinct displeasure of overhearing two men laugh it up over domestic abuse. As it really wasn’t my conversation and…

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    Ask Surly Amy: How to Deal with Hate

    I was wondering how you guys manage to deal with all the hate? I became an atheist/skeptic a little less than a year ago, and since then it’s just been wave after wave of violent pushback against feminism. It’s not even just the atheist movement anymore (i.e. Anita Sarkeesian & the gaming community) – everyday, I see some explosion over feminism/women, and every time I…

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