sexual harassment

  • Quickies
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    Quickies: Welcome your Future Dog Overlord…

    Hello from fabulous Las Vegas! I’m visiting with some lovely folks, most notably Friend of Skepchick Scott Sigler and OG Skepchick A Kovacs as they host Siglerfest2k19, a celebration of all the weird and wonderful shit that comes out of Scott’s brain. If you like horror, thrillers, sci-fi, football, science, or apocalyptic stories in any combination, you should really check…

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    Quickies: Unnecessary parades, necessary legislation, music, space, murder birds…

    It’s Friday and time for a wrap up of some stories from this week. Does anyone else have a debate-hangover? Well, we have some mostly good news to chase that down with.

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  • Feminism

    Prominent Astronomer Named in Sexual Harassment Case, and We’re Not Gunna Take It Anymore

    Sometime on Friday the news broke: famous astronomer and discoverer of exoplanets Geoff Marcy has been accused of sexually harassing female students for years. (See UPDATE below for how you can help!) (UPDATE 2: Geoff Marcy has resigned. See below.) This news came as a surprise to some. It was a sigh of “FINALLY!” for others. Me, I wasn’t surprised,…

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  • Feminism
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    Bad Chart Thursday: Exposing Dov Charney & Terry Richardson

    I had never thought much of Terry Richardson or Dov Charney, but all the information I’d heard about “them”, until very recently, somehow ended up in the same mental box, as it were. I instinctively¬†thought they were the same person until the so-called “News Media”‘s propaganda machine told me that one is a photographer and one is the head of¬†American…

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  • Feminism

    The Worst Waiter in History and the Invisibility of Rape Culture

    The other day, I was sitting down to read my daily article digest email, and I came across this article called, “The Worst Waiter in History.” The title grabbed me, and I got my coffee ready and sat down for a fun read about a charmingly rude waiter named Edsel Ford Fong. San Francisco in the late 1960s was a…

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  • Feminism
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    When Doubt is a Poison

    Stories of sexual harassment in the science and skeptic communities are nothing new around here, despite the efforts of far too many people to dismiss them. To understand the impact of these instances on a particular survivor, I recommend that you read carefully a recent essay by my friend and mentor, Pamela Gay, about her own issues with harassment and…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: August 11 – August 17 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick Even Teens are Paying Attention to Gluten, Nowadays The misunderstanding of gluten has trickled down to the teenage set, it seems. It’s Just a Phase The thoughts and experiences of someone should not be dismissed out of hand simply because that someone is a teenager. CIA Finally Admits Existence of Area 51 – Let’s Talk Ad Hoc Christian…

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    ICYMI: August 4 – August 10 on the Skepchick Network

    ‘Sup. Monday, amirite? (I am right.) Fix those blues with a dose of Skepchick Network awesome. Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: UV Light vs Bacteria Xe’nedra shares here experiment with UV light. Suspension of Disbelief: Pacific Rim Lauren’s flatmate dragged her to Pacific Rim, and she’s glad he did. You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock Xe’nedra celebrates National Women’s…

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