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  • FeaturedPhoto of With Warren’s Concession, There’s Only One Path Forward…

    With Warren’s Concession, There’s Only One Path Forward…

    I am an Iowan and, as an Iowan, I had the privilege of participating in our nation’s first caucus. I caucused for Warren. I think she’s brilliant. She’s kind, she listens, she’s thoughtful, she’s truthful. she’s a genius. She’s not perfect, but I like that she’s clearly trying to do better. She is everything in the world that our current…

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    Quickies: Barrier Busting DJ, Identified Flying Objects, Hacking NASA…

    Hey, y’all. It’s officially summer! Well, in the Northern Hemisphere, at least. Happy winter to our Southern Hemisphere friends! That little fact of opposite hemispheres having opposite seasons is helpful when I teach Astronomy 101. It also makes my geographically diverse Instagram feed confusing at times. Okay, enough chit-chat, we have some news and animals for you…

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    Maybe “the integrity of female athletics” is a bad idea

    I can’t stop thinking of this photo of Lynsey Sharp being hugged by fellow White lady Melissa Bishop after losing to Caster Semenya. The recently announced ruling that will force Semenya to take drugs to lower her natural testosterone levels has been widely discussed for the completely scientifically unfounded, racist, sexist, and homophobic, not to mention simply inhumane, dumpster fire of…

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    The Herstory of Hepeating

    What follows is a guest post by my friend and former Skepchick Maria D’Souza Walters. I’ve added a bit of commentary below. Everyone needs a place to vent their daily frustrations to friendly ears. For me, one of these spaces is a group chat where a bunch of women I know keep in touch, talk about their days, complain about the…

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  • Meta StuffPhoto of It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Singing for Women’s Rights, Russell’s Teapot, and the Importance of Making Art

    It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Singing for Women’s Rights, Russell’s Teapot, and the Importance of Making Art

    Sunday Funny: Resolution (via PhD) Teen Skepchick Awesome Sauce Music Friday: Saudi Women Kick Ass and Take Names Watch these Saudi women sing and dance for women’s rights. Mad Art Lab Russell’s Teapot Helps Filter Bullshit It’s time to re-introduce some classical ideas on how to teach critical thinking. Take Your Broken Heart, Make it into Art Keep making art,…

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    Why ‘Nasty Woman’ was a Sexist Comment

    Featured Image from SurlyAmy. You can get it on a shirt (or other product) here. See her awesome new Red Bubble shop for other designs!   A few days ago, we got a question about the third presidential debate sent to us through the contact form. With permission from the author, I am providing the question and answer I gave…

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    Skepchick Sundaylies! #safetyfirst, 350,000 Stars, the Status of English, and more!

    Sunday Funny: A Good Thing (via Poorly Drawn Lines) Mad Art Lab It’s #safetyfirst, #sexysecond Insufficient safety gear isn’t the only thing that’s wrong with this picture. She Filled the Sky: The Iron Astronomy of Annie Jump Cannon This ground-breaking astronomer made sense of stars during her more than four decades at the Harvard Observatory. 2nd Thing I Learned: Unsolicited…

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  • FeminismPhoto of Cross-post: Hail to the Queen – interview with Simone Giertz

    Cross-post: Hail to the Queen – interview with Simone Giertz

    This post (in swedish) was originally published at Skepchick.se Simone Giertz is a Swedish inventor, a youtube sensation, and the queen of creating amazing – yet somewhat impractical – robots. Some call them shitty, but I think they’re great. Who wouldn’t like a robot that feeds you cereal? Or washes your hair? Or one that wakes you in the morning by…

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