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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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  • Science

    Another Sex/Gender Controversy

    In a recent blog post, Gia Milinovich responds to some of the heat she’s received for a panel she chaired for SohoSkeptics on gender. Though I don’t doubt Gia is well intentioned, her post is unfortunately filled to the brim with many misconceptions about gender stemming from what appears to be an adherence to a biological essentialist understanding of sex/gender.…

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  • Feminism

    Why Did Almost All Questions on Quora Make My Head Explode? (Part One)

    Over on Slate, there is an article that was cross-posted from an answer to this question on Quora’s Feminism category: “Why did almost all societies believe that women were inferior to men?” Quora is basically like a glorified Yahoo! Answers, and it is premised on the idea that people can pose questions and random other people “with first-hand experience” will…

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  • Science

    A Primer on Culture

    I talk a lot about culture here on Skepchick. I guess that comes with being a cultural anthropologist! What I realize as I surf the skeptico-atheist blogosphere is that I think we cultural anthropologists have a slightly different understanding of what culture is than most other people. In the interest of clarifying myself and sharing with others how anthropologists (whose…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: July 7 – July 13 on the Skepchick Network

    Hello! I’m so excited to see you! I really, really want to share all these awesome posts from the Skepchick Network. Read them, won’t you? Teen Skepchick Suspension of Disbelief: Once Upon a Time Season 2 Olivia reviews season 2 of the ABC fantasy series. Speak Your Mind: App Crazy Mindy just got an iPad, and she’s lost. What are…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: May 5 – May 11 on the Skepchick Network

    Heeeeeeey. I compiled some Skepchick Network posts for you to nosh on. Just some stuff I thought you’d like. NBD. Enjoy. Teen Skepchick Suspension of Disbelief: Iron Man 3 Eddy reviews the latest Tony Stark adventure. Why I Go to the Chiropractor Olivia goes to a chiropractor and she doesn’t care what you think about it. Cultural Attitudes Toward Atheism…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: March 3 – March 9 on the Skepchick Network

    Howdy! It’s time once again to catch up on what you missed last week on the Skepchick Network! Without further ado… Teen Skepchick Science in Fiction What responsibility do writers have to be scientifically accurate? Sexuality: Do We All Have It? Olivia wonders if we are all sexual beings. Religion’s Future Part 2: Secular Solutions Can secular organizations fill the…

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  • Anti-Science

    Science Deniers Give Us Too Much Credit

    Really, have you noticed? I’m speaking in particular about climate science-deniers and a realization I had while I was at the American Geophysical Union meeting last December. Deniers give scientists too much credit. It would almost be flattering if it wasn’t so dangerous.

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