• Skepticism

    Yes Virginia, There is Evidence of Bias

    Skepticland is a place where Science and Studies are all important. Anecdotal evidence? Bah! Not important. Especially when it comes to questions of human behavior, people want proof. This is even more true when -isms come up. Of course it is important that we have something to back up assertions of racism, sexism, or bias. But where a lot of people…

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  • Featured

    Why Gender Differences Don’t Matter (and Other Myths)

    Cross-posted at Queereka. A few days ago, Harriet Hall wrote a post on Science-Based Medicine titled “Gender Differences and Why They Don’t Matter So Much.” The article left a bad taste in my mouth for a number of reasons. Aside from what I feel is a gross misrepresentation of various criticisms of Michael Shermer (which I will leave to Ophelia and PZ to deal with as…

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  • Feminism

    How to Please the Patriarchy

    We’ve all seen it, right? Heard about it? This idea that women are complicated — no really, super duper hard to understand — while men are simple and want simple things. One particular image has made its rounds on Facebook recently. Movies with titles like What Women Want, memes referencing “What She Said vs. What She Meant,” and bandwagon appeals along…

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