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    The Herstory of Hepeating

    What follows is a guest post by my friend and former Skepchick Maria D’Souza Walters. I’ve added a bit of commentary below. Everyone needs a place to vent their daily frustrations to friendly ears. For me, one of these spaces is a group chat where a bunch of women I know keep in touch, talk about their days, complain about the…

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  • Meta Stuff

    Skepchick Sundaylies, with Twitter Choose Your Own Adventure, American Discipline, and Three-Headed Dogs

    Sunday Funny: Human Subjects (via xkcd) Teen Skepchick Cryptophile: Cerberus Eddy explores the possibility of a real life Cerberus. Mad Art Lab Mad Art Cast — Brainwaves! Ashley takes one for the team and test drives a ‘brainwave’ enhancement product. Twitter Poll Text Adventure Ethan takes Choose Your Own Adventure stories to social media, with delightful results. The Bacteria Chlamydia…

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  • Science

    Weird Twitter Just Got Great with #JunkOff

    You think your sex life is strange, wait till you see this. There is a (probably) NSFW but absolutely fantastic hashtag happening on twitter right now, that has scientists competing with tweets to bring you the strangest sex organs in the animal kingdom. It’s educational, horrifying and hilarious. Here are a few highlights. Enjoy! Lucille rocks most popular swelling 4…

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  • Activism

    Is Twitter Finally Dealing With its Harassment Problem?

    “FREE SPEECH!” “YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO MY OPINIONS!” “I HAVE A RIGHT TO CALL YOU NAMES AND SEND YOU OFFENSIVE PHOTOSHOPPED IMAGES!” “ I AM JUST JOKING EVERY TIME I THREATEN TO RAPE AND OR KILL YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS, PETS AND FAMILY!” “FIRST AMENDMENT, FIRST AMENDMENT I SAY!!!!!!” These are the the cries of the twitter trolls, angry…

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  • Random Asides

    #SciArt is Beautiful, Smart and Inspiring

    The brilliant mind of Glendon Mellow from the blog Symbiartic has instigated what may be the best Tweet-storm of all time. Starting today and running through March 7th. Glendon is encouraging everyone to tweet their favorite SciArt creations using the hashtag #SciArt. Anyone can participate, even if you are not an artist, join in by tweeting links to people you…

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  • Feminism

    Guest Post: Twitter’s Contraception Problem

    Editor’s Note: Jenny Splitter, who also blogs on Skepchick’s parenting blog Grounded Parents, wrote this piece to raise awareness on why you never see contraceptives advertised on Twitter.  ****** If you’re active in the Twitterverse, you may have noticed those sponsored tweets that show up in your feed about Fage yogurt or Puma sneakers. What you won’t see is adult…

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  • Activism
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    #TwitterTheocracy: How Anti-Blasphemy Laws Are Tools of Oppression

    Recently, the case of Meriam Ibrahim made international headlines. The story was that she, a pregnant Christian woman married to a Christian, was being accused of apostasy and sentenced to death for it. Some but not all of the articles about it mentioned the most troubling fact about the case: she is not even a apostate in that she was a Muslim…

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  • Activism

    Online Activism with Hashtagivist

    Katie Williams and Richard Kraaijenhagen have created an interesting program that is designed to help activists use twitter to get their messages out to a wider audience. Their program is called Hashtagivist and was recently introduced at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam where they participated in the Kings of Code Hack Battle. Katie and Richard built their website in…

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