• Feminism
    a silhouette of a woman's body with rules pointing at different body parts, declaring what is fit for a woman to wear

    Cross-post: The Perennial Problem of Gendered Dress Codes

    Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared at Grounded Parents and is written by Cerys Gruffyydd. If you want to leave a comment, please click through the link at the bottom.  ***** Recently I was chatting about dress codes with a friend whose husband is a high school principal. They were lamenting that he had been caught in the crossfire between…

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  • Quickies
    Nicki Minaj dressed in an amazing outfit, with her backup dancers

    Quickies: Trigger Warnings, Books About Abortion, and Nicki Minaj’s Wax Figure

    A Quick Puzzle to Test Your Problem Solving – “A short game sheds light on government policy, corporate America and why no one likes to be wrong.” (I know this puzzle is from last month, which makes it practically ancient in internet years, but if you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you.) The Trigger Warning Myth – “How have trigger…

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  • Featured
    Elizabeth Banks checks out Channing Tatum's abs in Magic Mike and they are fine as shit

    Five Reasons ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Is a Feminist Film

    I saw Magic Mike XXL over the weekend knowing absolutely nothing about the film going in except that both Mallory Ortberg and Alex endorsed it (which would be enough for me to do pretty much anything, if we’re being honest). While I expected it to be fun, I did not expect the characters and writing to impress me as much as…

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  • Meta Stuff

    Skepchick Sundaylies, with Marriage Equality, Cool Bones, and Pharmacy Transparency

    Sunday Funny: Is there a difference now? (via Cyanide and Happieness) Teen Skepchick The Best Museum You Never Knew Existed is in Oklahoma City Mindy can’t believe how many bones she saw at the bone museum. Awesome Sauce Music Friday: Endless Forms Most Beautiful Science-inspired music from one of Elizabeth’s favorite symphonic metal bands. Escéptica Alternative Medicine, Medicine that Kills…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: Mathematical Mystery, Street Harassment, Dragons, and Abortion. All Sans Michael Stipe.

    Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Does the Sum of All Natural Numbers Equal -1/12? Avery explains some of the mathematical mystery behind this weird result. Young People and Activism, MLK and CeCe McDonald Young activists can learn a lot from Martin Luther King, Jr. The Lessons of Success Olivia argues that we can learn just as much from our successes as…

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  • Skepticism

    ICYMI: December 15 – December 21 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick Improving Our Inclusivity (and Vocabulary!) Regarding Ableism New Teen Skekpchick contributor Grimalkin argues that ableist language has no place in skepticism. Customary Introductory Post Get to know another new Teen Skepchick contributor, Elisheba! What is a Good Person? Putting belief in God over actually helping other people does not automatically confer onto you “good person” status. Mad Art…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: August 18 – August 24 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick The ‘Schism’ in Skepticism A smaller skeptics movement sans misogynists is OK with Lux. Suspension of Disbelief: The World’s End Eddy reviews the last installment of Simon Pegg’s and Edgar Wright’s ‘Cornetto trilogy.’ Speak Your Mind: Art Class How does doing art feed your academics? Mad Art Lab A Tale of Two Mediums: Photography vs. Cinematography Watch Gigi’s…

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  • Events

    Hangout on Air this Wednesday: Mad Art Lab Goes to the Movies!

    Cross-posted from Mad Art Lab Join us this Wednesday, August 14th at 8 PM Central/6 PM Pacific for a live online chat with some of your favorite Mad Art Lab contributors and some special guests about the art and science of film! RSVP for the hangout on Google+ We welcome special guest David Fitzgerald, author of The Complete Heretic’s Guide…

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