• Anti-Science

    Florida Intimidates Scientist to Hide COVID-19 Disaster

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Sometimes it’s not enough for me to look at what’s happening in the United States and being extremely depressed, so because I’m in such a good mood today, let’s ruin it by talking about what’s happening in Florida. Buckle up…

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  • Politics

    #DemDebate Liveblog: 2 Dem 2 Debate

    It’s that time again! Tonight marks the second Democratic debate in just four days, and there’s a GOP debate yet to come this week. Are there always this many debates? The schedule feels a lot more packed this year. I have a teensy bit of election burnout (yes, I am aware it’s only March) so I tricked fellow Skepchick writer Julia Burke…

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  • Meta Stuff

    Bad Chart Thursday: Stand Your Ground

    By now, I’m sure you’ve all seen the Worst Chart in the Universe, created by Christine Chan of Reuters, depicting the number of gun deaths (or murders?) committed using firearms in Florida, with emphasis on the 2005 enactment of the state’s Stand Your Ground law. Here it is for those who haven’t seen it being snickered across Twitter or in…

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  • Don’t say uterus. It’s rude.

    I don’t know about you, but when I was in grade five, the girls and boys were separated and taken to watch our respective videos on our changing bodies. This, I imagine, would have been uncomfortable under any circumstance, but this was Catholic school (read: sexually repressed). I was in no way accustomed to such clinical terms as “ovaries” or…

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