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  • Activism

    Historic Win for Transgender People in Norway

    The lack of legal rights for transgender people in Norway was brought up in our parliament by the Socialist Party back in 2000. In May this year, after 16 years of lobbying and hard work by a lot of people, a new law finally passed that allows any people the right to define their own legal gender. The law came…

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  • Featured

    The Troubles with Gender

    There is, as some of you may have noticed, a debate going on in the skeptics community about the – how shall I put this – status of trans women. I’m very busy writing a book on the subject of gender diversity, so I spend little time on Facebook and Twitter these days, but from what I have seen there are a…

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  • Featured

    Bad Chart Thursday: Sex, Gender, and Venns for Bigots

    Got a point you want to make but you can’t back it up? Itching to express your bigoted opinions in a way that gives them a false sense of legitimacy? Want to chuckle smugly with friends and colleagues who are equally divorced from reality? The Venn diagram can do all this and more! (Reality not included.) Need a demonstration? Look…

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  • Meta Stuff

    Skepchick Sundaylies: Baby Love, Your Inner Fish, Creationism, and the Frozen Agenda

    Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 96: Surf the Wave Function Ever wonder what a wave function is? Mindy finds out. What If I Don’t Know? Olivia acknowledges that, for some people, their sexual orientation is not obvious to them. A Mandatory Love for Babies Elizabeth doesn’t get those fuzzy feelings around babies she’s been told she’s supposed to have.…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: Changing the World, Invisible Dragons, and Religious Freedom

    Teen Skepchick Amanda Marcotte Got It Wrong Olivia argues that it’s not OK to arrest an rape victim in order to compel them to testify. Changing the World, One Small, Doable Action at a Time Elisheba finds that her Peace Corps experience translates into making the world better at home. Why We Dress How We Do Grim argues that the…

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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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  • Skepticism

    ICYMI: December 15 – December 21 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick Improving Our Inclusivity (and Vocabulary!) Regarding Ableism New Teen Skekpchick contributor Grimalkin argues that ableist language has no place in skepticism. Customary Introductory Post Get to know another new Teen Skepchick contributor, Elisheba! What is a Good Person? Putting belief in God over actually helping other people does not automatically confer onto you “good person” status. Mad Art…

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  • Science

    Another Sex/Gender Controversy

    In a recent blog post, Gia Milinovich responds to some of the heat she’s received for a panel she chaired for SohoSkeptics on gender. Though I don’t doubt Gia is well intentioned, her post is unfortunately filled to the brim with many misconceptions about gender stemming from what appears to be an adherence to a biological essentialist understanding of sex/gender.…

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