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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Anti-vaxxer arrested for spreading deadly misinformation…

    Quickies: Anti-vaxxer arrested for spreading deadly misinformation…

    Greetings from finals week in academia! Well, for me anyway… Ryan Reynold’s Aviation Gin presents a new chapter to last week’s Peloton ad… and it’s glorious. via Mary! Anti-vaccine campaigner is arrested in Samoa amid a deadly outbreak that has claimed 63 lives. via catherwood Saving the whales isn’t just about a headline-grabbing characteristic megafauna. They contribute greatly to capturing…

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  • Meta StuffPhoto of It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! The Unknown Crystallographer, Truth in Advertising, and Violating Facebook’s Terms of Service

    It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! The Unknown Crystallographer, Truth in Advertising, and Violating Facebook’s Terms of Service

    Sunday Funny: Are kids natural scientists? (via SMBC) Mad Art Lab Monarch of Crystallography: Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin and the Structure of Large Molecules (Women in Science 73) Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin is the groundbreaking crystallographer and Nobel Prize winner no one remembers. Mad Art Cast Episode #69 — Kendall Jenner and the Art of Advertising Ashley, A, and Brian talk about…

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  • FeminismPhoto of Cross-post: The Perennial Problem of Gendered Dress Codes

    Cross-post: The Perennial Problem of Gendered Dress Codes

    Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared at Grounded Parents and is written by Cerys Gruffyydd. If you want to leave a comment, please click through the link at the bottom.  ***** Recently I was chatting about dress codes with a friend whose husband is a high school principal. They were lamenting that he had been caught in the crossfire between…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Trigger Warnings, Books About Abortion, and Nicki Minaj’s Wax Figure

    Quickies: Trigger Warnings, Books About Abortion, and Nicki Minaj’s Wax Figure

    A Quick Puzzle to Test Your Problem Solving – “A short game sheds light on government policy, corporate America and why no one likes to be wrong.” (I know this puzzle is from last month, which makes it practically ancient in internet years, but if you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you.) The Trigger Warning Myth – “How have trigger…

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  • Meta StuffPhoto of ICYMI: June 30 – July 6 on the Skepchick Network

    ICYMI: June 30 – July 6 on the Skepchick Network

    I know, I know. I got this post up late. I’m sorry. I know you were lost without me. But I got back from SkepchickCON at 2:00 in the morning, and I was so very tired. But fear not! I’m here now, awake and refreshed and ready to provide you with the Skepchick sister sight nourishment you need. Teen Skepchick…

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  • Random AsidesPhoto of Twix Helps Dicks Get Chicks?

    Twix Helps Dicks Get Chicks?

    (I wrote this flippant piece back in December 2011 but didn’t post it for some reason. But what else am I going to do with it? It’s just been staring back at me from the Drafts folder for the last fourteen months…so here you are.) PB + chocolate. Worth the calories. I sat down at the computer last night for…

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  • Honest Marketing: The Wheel With Handles

    Skepchick reader Ooxman sent us this video as an example of that rare beast, the totally honest ad for those who are skeptical of health and exercise marketing. Bonus: it’s hilarious. I hope the Wheel With Handles makes this guy millions of dollars. Have you seen any other recent examples of ads that don’t insult your intelligence?

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  • Hair Ad Banned For Being “Offensive to Religion”

    Despite the recent abolishment of UK blasphemy laws (blas for me, blas for you, blas for everyone!), the Advertising Standards Authority is still taking a dim view of marketing which “causes offense” to Christians. Yes, we’re all thinking it. What happened to ‘turn the other cheek’? This week, the victim of sensitivity is new hairstyling brand ghd, whose “a new…

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