• Quickiescrowd of protestors with a large sign that says "$15"

    Quickies: From anti-vax to pro-vax, breakthrough infections, and more…

    Here’s what I’ve been reading these last couple of weeks: What happens in academia when feminist mentors become misogynist colleagues – “Most men in the academy are feminists who are unintentionally complicit with the kind of misogyny that rewards women who support the status quo and punishes women who challenge male dominance. Most men don’t see what is right in…

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  • Activism

    Do Not Give Away Our Shot!!

    I woke up at about 2 am to use the bathroom, as women my age are prone to do. After a profoundly unsatisfying pee, I checked Twitter. I’ve got a friend on a crazy COVID-19 sleep schedule and he’s usually up at about that time. He’s got a perfume blog that you should check out. Remember blog rolls? I miss…

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  • Meta Stuff

    Skepchick Sundaylies: 50 Shades of Fail, Food Babe “Haters,” Fighting Memes with Memes, and an Asgardian Breastplate

    Sunday Funny: What would Jesus think about 50 Shades of Grey? (via Cyanide and Happiness) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 129: Return of Heat Capacities! Mindy finally explains why you need to know about the kinetic-molecular model of ideal gases. The Not So Beautiful Game, Step 10: In Which Critical Thinking Would be Better than Mindlessly Following Directions and…

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  • Anti-ScienceMisleading measles chart

    Bad Chart Thursday: The TRUTH about Bad Measles Charts the Mainstream Media Is Suppressing

    Roman Bystrianyk and Suzanne Humphries have a cherry to pick with proponents of vaccination. Their article on the measles vaccine was recently published on Health Impact News’s Vaccine Impact website under a heading promising us a mouthful of impacted truth: The Truth About Measles the Mainstream Media is Suppressing. The actual article by Bystrianyk and Humphries is titled “Was the…

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  • Science

    Immunization: Myths, Misconceptions & Misinformation

    Way back in 2010, when Women Thinking, inc was running the Hug Me! I’m Vaccinated campaign, we were writing material to use to convince parents to vaccinate their children. The problem was that we had no idea what the most convincing arguments were. That’s when we got the idea to conduct a marketing research survey to determine the types of…

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  • Quickies

    Skepchick Quickies 9.12

    Today in 1952 was the first reported sighting of the Flatwoods Monster in West Virginia. I’m not going to give away the secret because this is a fun read, especially at the end when Joe Nickell from the CSI gets involved! The Science of Pomato Plants and Fruit Salad Trees – From Elyse. Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal Has Had…

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  • Afternoon Inquisition

    My experience with German Measles

    I was scanning the news yesterday and saw this item: “The largest U.S. outbreak of measles to occur in 15 years — affecting 214 children so far “ I also know that the CDC just released a report expressing their concern about a large outbreak of measles in Europe.  The CDC identified several barriers to defeating measles (rubeola): “Principal factors…

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  • Activism

    Helping To Make the World Safer and Whooping Cough; A Case Study

    The Skepchicks and the Women Thinking Free Foundation are hosting a FREE TDaP Vaccine Clinic at The Amazing Meeting in Vegas! When and Where: The clinic will be Saturday July 16 in the Balboa room at the South Point Casino and Hotel from 9am – 3:30pm WHY: Whooping cough, or pertussis is an infection of the respiratory system caused by…

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