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  • Activism

    A Social Justice Argument For Spoiler Warnings

    With the impending release of a certain Long Awaited Movie, there has been an uptick in concerns about spoilers on social media. In response, some people have posted pledges not to spoil the Long Awaited Movie on their Facebook and Twitter accounts, or have promised to use spoiler warnings before doing so. In response to this phenomenon there has been…

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  • Skepticism

    Cross-post: Like a Horse and Carriage

    This post was written by Allie T Jones on Queereka. Last week, American Atheists’ Jamila Bey spoke at the yearly meeting of CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Committee. To give you some idea of CPAC’s tenor, this year’s highlights include: Phil Robertson, patriarch of Duck Dynasty, said that “I believe Jesus came down from Heaven in flesh 2000 and 15-years…

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  • Meta Stuff

    Skepchick Sundaylies: Managing Emotions, Caveman Genes, Going with Your Gut, Body-Shaming, and ZOMG Chemicals!

    Sunday Funny: Man Gum (via chainsawsuit) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 104: Standing O for Standing Waves Mindy is armpits deep in mechanical waves at this point. DBT Skills Part 1: Learning Emotional Management Olivia explains dialectical behavior therapy and how it can help everyone cope with their emotions. Existential Crises and Epiphanies of the Teenage Mind Alice opines…

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  • Meta Stuff

    Skepchick Sundaylies: Neuroembryology, Mayan Gods, Summer Break, Slightly Used Trumpets, and Game of Thrones

    Sunday Funny: Where is Everybody? (via xkcd) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 100: Need for Wave Speed II Mindy marks her 100th Physics Philes with a discussion of wave speed Mad Art Lab Today, I Solved the Internet [With honest enthusiasm] Ryan solved the internet. Neuroembryology in Wartime: Rita Levi-Montalcini and the Discovery Of Nerve Growth Factor Dale tells…

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  • Activism

    Live Below the Line Challenge with Claire Knowlton

    I meet a lot of inspiring people and sometimes when I’m really lucky they come over to my art studio, eat vegan cake with me and let me photograph them. This was one of those times. My friend Carrie Poppy introduced me to a really cool woman by the name of Claire Knowlton. Claire does a lot of activism and…

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  • Featured

    Guest Post: Stop Judging Me for Being on Welfare

    Editor’s Note: In media and popular culture, the myth of the “welfare queen” is still present. Obviously, this stereotype does not reflect the reality of people who need government assistance. Today’s guest post is from a single mother on welfare and how she constantly feels judged by society for getting a “free ride” when it’s anything but.  ————————————————————————————– When I…

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  • Feminism
    a homeless man sleeping on the streets

    Guest Post: There’s More Than One Way for a Person to Be Illegal

    Note: Ed Cara at Grumbles & Rumbles and Alexandra Brodky at Feministing (as well as many others) covered the issue of the rape and kidnapping victim who was arrested from a feminist, anti-rape perspective. One perspective that I found to be missing from the conversation is that of the homeless. When I engaged on the matter, it seemed that many did not…

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