• PoliticsTed Cruz Pointing

    Quickies: Trolling Ted Cruz, Black Punk Bands, Back to the Future Deepfake

    Ted Cruz Positively Outraged That The Government Would Interfere With His Reproductive Rights, Wonkette: In the time-honored tradition of trolling forced-birth conservatives by introducing legislation to control men’s reproductive rights, Alabama state rep. Rolanda Hollis has introduced a bill requiring men to undergo a vasectomy at age 50 or after fathering a third child, and Ted Cruz is pretending he’s…

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  • The Twelve Days Of Trolling

    Inspired by the trolling during #shirtstorm, written by yours truly, and first assembled via Storify by @szvan…. The Twelve Days Of Trolling On the first day of Trolling, a dudebro sent to me a derailment in a poorly-worded tweet   On the second day of Trolling, a dudebro sent to me Two Threats of Death, and a derailment in a…

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  • FeaturedLindy West

    Women in Secularism Making You LOL: Lindy West

    Women in Secularism is sooner than my overbooked schedule would like to admit. I am incredibly excited to meet, for the first time in person, the fellow speakers, con attendees, and ex-Muslims I’ve known online and through their work. I have been following Lindy West‘s feminist, body acceptance, and comedy work for years. Eighteen-year-old me would squee herself to death…

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  • Quickies

    Skepchick Quickies 9.26

    Nostalgia time! On September 26, 1991, the first mission of Biosphere II started. If you’re not familiar with it (and if you avoided certain movies starring Pauly Shore), it’s a giant enclosed ecosystem where scientists lived for a period of time. There were many scientific and psychological implications, you should read more about it. Christians have crosses, Jews have stars…

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  • Activism

    Ask Surly Amy: How to Deal with Hate

    I was wondering how you guys manage to deal with all the hate? I became an atheist/skeptic a little less than a year ago, and since then it’s just been wave after wave of violent pushback against feminism. It’s not even just the atheist movement anymore (i.e. Anita Sarkeesian & the gaming community) – everyday, I see some explosion over feminism/women, and every time I…

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