First Amendment

  • Meta Stuff

    It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Marching Across the Globe, Remembering the First Amendment, Campus Activism, and more!

    Sunday Funny: Christian Science. (via SMBC) Mad Art Lab Victory Garden Something as peaceful as gardening can take a terrifying turn when placed in the context of xenophobia and war. WIP Weekend: Forward, March! Beth shares some photos from the various Women’s Marches throughout the world, and discusses ways in which the march could have been better. This. The First…

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  • Activism

    This.

    Things are scary in the USA right now and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the constant barrage of executive orders and new laws soon to be affecting human rights and health particularly for women, but a few good activists have told me to pick just a few topics and focus on them so I don’t get overwhelmed. I’m going…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: Biometric Secrurity, Ms. Marvel, Climate Change Denial, and Life as a Gamer

    Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Biometric Security and the Impermanence of Fingerprints Some things, like fingerprints and retinal patterns, aren’t as permanent as we think they are. The Physics Philes, lesson 90: Don’t Cross the Streams! Mindy discusses the nature of fluid flow. Calorie Counting: Yay or Nay? Olivia turns her skeptical eye to the efficacy of calorie counting. Mad Art…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: April 14 – April 20 on the Skepchick Network

    It’s time to get up, get going, and get reading all the sweet things you missed last week on the Skepchick Network. Fine. I’ll wait ’til you get your coffee. BUT HURRY. Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 44: Challenge Accepted Part 2 Mindy completes the black hole physics challenge issued to her via Facebook. I’m Not Saying it was…

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  • Quickies

    Skepchick Quickies 8.1

    Today is August 1st, and on this date (in 2001), Justice Roy S. Moore (Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court) had a monument of the Ten Commandments installed in the Alabama Judicial Building. As if that wasn’t bad enough, he carried this out at night without the knowledge of the other justices. I thought the Ninth Commandment forbade lying,…

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  • Activism

    The Free Speech B.S. is strong in this one…

    Recently, Skepchick Elyse wrote about an anti-vaccine ad being played in Times Square in New York City, and started a worthy campaign to have the ad removed. In response, a counter petition has been proffered, claiming that CBS should run the ad “in honor of free speech and informed consent.” I’m not a doctor, but I’m fairly sure that “informed…

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