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  • Feminism
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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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  • Science
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    Spacelink, the Sky, and Colonialist Attitudes

    Rebecca already posted an excellent video critique of Elon Musk’s Starlink concept, but as Skepchick’s resident astronomer, I thought I’d expand upon it a bit.

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  • Activism
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    People of Quality Don’t Fear Equality

    I was reading the news on Saturday, when I saw that there was a KKK rally in Indiana. At first, I was completely disgusted. What type of person could possibly be so racist that they would even be in the KKK? And what type of even worse person would think it was a good idea to advertise that racism by…

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  • Science

    Insects are Disappearing! Here’s How We Stop It

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: What would happen if all the mosquitos in the world suddenly disappeared? The loss of any species is generally considered a bad thing for the planet, but in that case I’ve seen actual biologists sort of shrugging their shoulders and admitting that maybe we’d all be better off. Fuck those needle-nosed assholes.…

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  • Science

    The ACTUAL SCIENCE Linking Mental Illness and Gun Violence

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: You know, I’m tired of talking about divisive, hot-button political issues. Let’s talk about something that’s just pure, uncontroversial science. Let’s see, let’s just crack open Preventative Medicine and here we are: “The temporal associations between gun violence and mental health.” Ah, shit. So yeah, this is that age old question: with…

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  • Feminism

    Sexist Bigotry Makes People Dismiss Girls’ Pain

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: About once a month I have the dubious honor of feeling my uterus contract in an effort to rid itself of its lining because I have once again shirked my biological imperative in order to spend all my money on a nice apartment and drugs and my dog instead of a crying,…

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  • Science

    No, “Shock Treatment” Doesn’t Cause Brain Damage

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: If you follow me on Twitch, you know that I have a “gaming PC” that is a pile of junk that often freezes or freaks out in some way. The only solution is the classic one: I turn it off and then turn it on again. I don’t know why this works,…

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  • Politics

    Both Liberals and Conservatives are Prejudiced (But in Very Different Ways)

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: “Study: Both rightists and leftists are prejudiced — but toward different groups” oh my goodness, what a headline! Have I been wrong basically all my life to not notice that progressives are just as bigoted as conservatives? I guess so. Oh wait, hold on, I forgot the golden rule: let’s READ THE…

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