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  • Quickies
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    Quickies: Food Lies, Gender Science, “Hurt” Thor…

    Happy Friday, y’all! Before I get into the Friday Quickies, I wanted to remind you that Mad Art Lab has re-launched! I’m a huge fangirl of that site and the writers because they take the blend of science and creativity to new heights. Want to read about werewolf telepathy? The physics of paint pouring? Getting your ass kicked in-game? Messing…

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  • Featured
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    Beer, Queer? Thoughts On Beer and Gender

    Scottish self-proclaimed “punk rock” brewery Brewdog has released what it calls “the world’s first transgender beer.” Dubbed “No Label,” the beer is “brewed with hops that have changed sex from female to male flowers prior to harvest,” thus in the minds of Brewdog making it a Statement for Equality and, uh, somehow a symbol of the trans community. We were…

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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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  • Feminism

    It’s a Slow News Day. Let’s Mock Medical Conditions!

    Disclaimer: Before you ask “Well, what did you expect, it’s Fox News?”, read this. Even if it fails to sway you, remember that asking that is condescendingly pretending that I’m the last person on Earth to understand that Fox News is full of crap. In case you missed it, Facebook recently launched the ability for users of the American English…

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  • Activism

    You Can’t Fight the Gender Binary with Transphobia

    A couple of days ago DJ Grothe, president of the James Randi Educational Foundation, posted a transphobic status update on Facebook reading While it is certainly possible this person, who Grothe assumed to be a transsexual, was indeed trying to challenge the gender binary, his post is not. The very idea of passing is derived from gender binary thinking. If his…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: September 15 – September 21 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 65: The Judges Give This Post a 9.8…Meters per Second per Second Mindy gets deeper into the world of physics with a discussion of center of gravity. Suspension of Disbelief: Thinking, Fast and Slow Christian thinks this Daniel Kahneman is a must-read for budding skeptics. Speak Your Mind: Boob Tube What are your favorite…

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    ICYMI: August 25 – August 31 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 62: Spin Cycle Mindy eats crow and does some physics. GISHWHES! Olivia puts all the world’s horribleness to the side and goes on the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World has Ever Seen. The Narnia Dilemma Zhanpei loves the Narnia books. But she recognizes that they are, in many ways, problematic. Mad Art Lab…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: August 18 – August 24 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick The ‘Schism’ in Skepticism A smaller skeptics movement sans misogynists is OK with Lux. Suspension of Disbelief: The World’s End Eddy reviews the last installment of Simon Pegg’s and Edgar Wright’s ‘Cornetto trilogy.’ Speak Your Mind: Art Class How does doing art feed your academics? Mad Art Lab A Tale of Two Mediums: Photography vs. Cinematography Watch Gigi’s…

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