sexual harassment

  • ActivismThe outer facade of the New York Times building

    Andy Mills, Audio Producer and Noted Harasser of Women, Keeps Failing Upwards

    I listen to a lot of podcasts and radio shows, and yet I had never heard of Andy Mills until women in radio started speaking out against him. If you have ever listened to Radiolab (on WNYC) or the shows Caliphate and The Daily (from the New York Times), then you’ve heard his work. He’s audio producer with a reputation…

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  • Quickiesrhinoceros laying down on a bed of hay

    Quickies: Belly beer, Brexit and Doctor Who, and workplace shenanigans…

    Here is a quick Quickies for you, as I’m headed out to the airport again! Man’s body brews its own beer due to the microbiome in his gut – I mean, it sounds like it was pretty awful for him, but IF you had the ability to turn it on and off, it would be convenient! I do watch Doctor…

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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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  • Quickiesyellow eyelash viper

    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. Well let’s get the crappy one out of the way… the so-called “straight pride” parade has been granted a permit in Boston for Aug 31. I’m going to…

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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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  • FeminismTerry Richardson & Dov Charney

    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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  • FeminismRipples of sand

    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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