• Feminism

    Ghostbusters Just Fulfilled a Bit of My Childhood

    Me: “Oh my god oh my god 5-year-old me would have lost her MIND if she saw this Ghostbusters movie with ladies in it!” Him: “Well, 30-something-year-old you did just lose her mind.” Summer 1984. A young woman in New York is very pregnant and looking to escape the heat. She’d like a good laugh while she’s at it. So she goes…

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  • Skepticism

    ICYMI: October 21-October 27 on the Skepchick Network

    I hope you’re happy. You missed an entire week of sweet, sweet posts on the Skepchick Network. But it’s not too late. Check out these stunners I’ve compiled for you. You won’t be sorry. Teen Skepchick Eating Disorder Experiences: Where Did It Come From Olivia tries to sum up her experience with an eating disorder. Preparing for the Worst Ine…

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  • Quickies

    Skepchick Quickies 7.9

    More woo for your pet in the EasyDefense Flea Tag. “It does not use traditional energy forms like electrical, chemical, thermal, magnetic, or radioactive.” It uses your imagination! Thanks to Amanda for bringing this crap to our attention. Australia’s Girl Guides remove “God, Queen, and country” from their pledge. From Robert. Romney campaign Venn Diagram fail. From William Irreplaceable dinosaur skeleton destroyed in…

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  • I Hate the Olympics

    There, I said it. To be fair, for the most part I am completely ambivalent to the Olympics — I don’t watch, I don’t discuss it around the water cooler, and I don’t scan the sports section of the paper to see how many medals “we” have won (“we” is odd because I had nothing to do with it and…

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  • Lock Up Your Daughters (No, Seriously)

    Dodai on Jezebel recently posted an item on Beyonce’s latest venture — ho-clothes for kiddies. She used the slightly distasteful ad as a jumping off point to talking about how the hyper-sexualization of young girls might lead to serious mental health problems, referencing a 2007 report from the American Psychological Association that says in part: Sexualization has a range of…

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