• Activism
    Painting detail of justice scales

    How About We DON’T Free Julian Assange

    It is being reported today by the New York Times and other news sources that Sweden has announced today that it will possibly reopen the rape allegation case against WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange. I think this is great news. It may not be wonderful news for the United States government, who is trying to extradite him to America to charge him…

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  • Politics
    San Diego Crime bar chart

    Bad Chart Thursday: Crime-Fighting Border Walls Cause Cancer

    The justification for the border wall that Donald Trump wants to build at the US-Mexico border is that the wall would reduce crime. Though it’s well established that the immigrant crime rate is much lower than that of native-born Americans, and evidence suggests that immigrant-friendly cities tend to experience a lower crime rate than other urban areas, Trump and his…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: January 12 – January 18 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick Danica McKellar’s Fun Little Bites of Mathy Goodness Elisheba reviews Math Bites, the new web series aimed at getting girls interested in math. Will You Be Disappointed in Me? Olivia pinpoints one of the hardest things about being a millennial. Why Skepticism Needs Social Justice, and a Call to Arms Grim argues that not only does skepticism benefit…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: December 29 – January 4 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 80: Oscillation, Conservation, Physics-ification! Mindy thinks about oscillation in terms of energy. Guest Post: Barbie the Feminist Former Teen Skepchick contributor Elles explores the feminist themes in Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse. Triggers: What They Are, What To Do Have you seen posts with “trigger warnings” but are confused by what that means? Olivia…

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  • Featured

    Ninja Infiltrates Skepchick

    Hi Everyone! My name is Jamie and way back in 2008 I sent an email to Rebecca saying I was interested in becoming a Skepchick. Needless to say, I didn’t make the cut. I spent the next five years slowly infiltrating my way into the inner circle of Skepchicks, by way of alcohol and unrestrained enthusiasm, until they finally gave…

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  • Science

    Alan Turing: computing pioneer, codebreaker, gay icon

    This post was written by Courtney and is cross-posted from Queereka.   Today, the 23rd of May, marks exactly one month until the centenary of Alan Turing’s birth. Events have been going on, and will continue to go on, through the whole of this year to celebrate the milestone. You may have seen that next month’s Skepchick Book Club book…

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