Ask Surly Amy

  • Random Asides

    Ask Surly Amy: Normal Sex Life

    Dear Surly Amy, My marriage is kind of hittin d rocks right now. My husband doesn’t like talking about it especially the intimate part. I’d like to know if its normal for men to be romantic only when they want to have sex. I try to get him to play with me but if he is not in the mood for sex, he would…

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  • Activism

    Ask Surly Amy: Football Kisses

    Dear Surly Amy, My uni’s football team is hosting a party with a token contest. The ad says `GIRLS! Get tokens from guys by KISSING them’ (pic of girl on top of a guy) and `GUYS! Get tokens by BUYING GIRLS DRINKS’ (pic of creepy guy w/ drink). I objected on the Facebook page, w/ a female friend. There was…

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  • Feminism

    Ask Surly Amy: Non Gendered Toys For Those Noisy Neighborhood Kids

    Hey Amy, My wife and I live in kind of a poor neighborhood, and we’re sort of well-off by comparison. While we’re not friends with our neighbors, we’re fond of the local kids, who are loud but kind of sweet and open and friendly. We don’t and can’t have any kids of our own. Last year we had an excuse…

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  • Science

    Ask Surly Amy: Genetically Modified Plants

    Surly Amy, Can we please have an evidence-based discussion on genetically engineered foods? On the one hand, I get that companies like Monsanto are doing really horrible things to farmers [like not letting them save seeds], but on the other hand, I’m questioning the idea that if a food is genetically engineered it is automatically toxic and bad both for people’s health and the…

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  • Activism

    Ask Surly Amy: How Can I Help?

    Hello Amy! First off: I’m a long time fan of Skepchick and the SGU, you RULE! I work in a natural history museum, as an informal science educator. I see thousands of people, answer questions, explain basic science. When you talk about scientific illiteracy in the US, you get the news from survey data. I see it first hand. Every.…

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  • Random Asides

    A Quick Note About Ask Surly Amy

    This is just a super quick note to say that I feel terrible that I haven’t had time to answer any of the “Ask Surly Amy” questions that have come in over the past few weeks and so I offer you my excuse and a photo-apology-gram after the jump.

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  • Religion

    Ask Surly Amy and Heina: Ex Conservative Muslim

    Dear Surly Amy, I come from a conservative Muslim family. I married into a conservative Muslim family and now have 4 beautiful children. I’ve always been a critical thinker, and for the past few months, I’ve turned my skeptical eye (sorry Brian Dunning for steeling your line) on my religious views. It’s been a very difficult battle, but logic and…

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  • Random Asides

    Ask Surly Amy: The American Heritage Girls

    Dear Surly Amy, My daughter’s Girl Scout leader has decided she will be changing affiliation to The American Heritage Girls next year. My daughter can switch and stay with her friends in the AHG troop, go to a different Girl Scout troop and leave her friends behind, or quit both. I have since found out many disturbing facts about AHG; affiliation…

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