sexism

  • Activism

    Speaking Out Against Hate Directed at Women: Dale McGowan

    In my continuing series where I reach out to men in leadership roles in the secular, skeptic, humanist and atheist communities, I bring you a lovely essay from Dale McGowan. Dale is the Executive Director of Foundation Beyond Belief. This story may restore a tiny bit of your ‘faith’ in humanity and it gives some darn good advice on how…

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  • Activism

    Speaking Out Against Hate Directed at Women: David Silverman

    I recently wrote about dealing with hate and harassment and a good point was brought up. How do the leaders in the secular, humanist, skeptic and atheist communities feel about what has been happening to women online and at events? Why haven’t they spoke up about it? Maybe no one has asked them to. Until now. Over the next few…

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  • Activism

    Sex and the Newbie

    Our very own El Mofo laid the smackdown yesterday on how the overt sexualization of speakers is unprofessional, uncouth, and just plain unproductive in building a better skeptical community. Recently, the blogosphere has been abuzz with the issues that sexual harassment by speakers raise, such as disclosure and what can be done to improve the situation. I’ve written in the…

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  • Feminism

    Tapped But Unsaved

    Yesterday, I discovered just how different two very similar concepts could be when I was sent two separate emails attempting to sell me beer and beer-related products as a Valentine’s Day present.

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  • Feminism

    AI: I am a Woman & an Atheist & I Don’t Care What Society Thinks About It.

    Did I get your attention? Was it brash enough? Should I add some insults to the mix? Or will I still be relegated to the mediocrity of this social change and freedom from religion movement because I don’t have balls?

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  • A Peek Into the (Hate-)Mailbag

    We here at Skepchick get a ton of email, which we totally love: links to news, questions, suggestions, all that good stuff. Every now and again, we also get a bit of hate mail. Normally it goes right in the garbage, but this one was just way too good: Bill Hackett of Everett, Washington, sent us a note to let…

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