victim-blaming

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    Five More Things Richard Dawkins Thinks You Should Be Held Criminally Responsible For When Drunk

    Last night, Mark Oppenheimer posted an article on Buzzfeed about misogyny in the atheist/skeptic movements, and specifically about how men like Michael Shermer have ruined the movement for women. The article does a great job of laying bare one of organized skepticism’s biggest secrets: how Michael Shermer allegedly used alcohol to inebriate and then rape Alison Smith at TAM 2008. Like clockwork,…

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    ICYMI: November 10 – November 16 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 73: In Orbit Ever wonder how satellites stay in orbit? Mindy has the answer. Speak Your Mind: Atheist Church Are “atheist churches” a good idea? Breaking the Fourth Wall: Pokéballs What do we need to do to make pokéballs real? Mad Art Lab Trick or Treat…or BRAINS! This is how Gigi and family did…

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    ICYMI: October 20 – October 26 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick Science Genius: Hip Hop Remixes Science There’s a new pilot program using hip hop to teach science. What do you think? The Physics Philes, lesson 70: Gravity. It’s the Law! The first of many posts on gravity, undeniably the best fundamental force. The Pseudoscience of Victim Blaming: You’re Not Healthy Enough, AKA The Mike Adams Eddy argues that…

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    ICYMI: July 14 – 20 on the Skepchick Network

    Hello! You’re back! It’s been, like, a whole week. Better catch up on what you missed last week on the Skepchick Network. Teen Skepchick The Pseudoscience of Victim Blaming 4: Selling Miracles Eddy continues his series by examining the ways woo-peddlers blame diseases on sick people. Contradictions with Religion Beccy discusses the contradictions in religion, and how that logically leads…

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    ICYMI: June 30 – July 6 on the Skepchick Network

    I know, I know. I got this post up late. I’m sorry. I know you were lost without me. But I got back from SkepchickCON at 2:00 in the morning, and I was so very tired. But fear not! I’m here now, awake and refreshed and ready to provide you with the Skepchick sister sight nourishment you need. Teen Skepchick…

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    ICYMI: June 23 – June 29 on the Skepchick Network

    Hello! Nice to see you! Here’s a big list of posts for you to read. Have fun! Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 54: Axis in Motion Mindy keeps on in her study of physics. The Pseudoscience of Victim Blaming: The Shift of Control Self-help tripe internalizes external influences, which puts the blame for bad stuff exactly where it doesn’t…

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    ICYMI: June 16 – June 22 on the Skepchick Network

    Rise and shine, sleepy head! Time to catch up on what you missed last week on the Skepchick Network. Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 53: Even More on Rotational Dynamics Mindy continues her quest for all the physics knowledge. The Pseudoscience of Victim Blaming: Introduction Eddy argues that pseudoscience is full of victim blaming, and that is not OK.…

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    Ask Surly Amy: Victim Blaming

    Dear Surly Amy, At uni today I got into a discussion about victim blaming, and someone did the stock thing of saying ‘If a woman gets so bladdered she can’t think, it’s her fault. Especially if she’s not wearing much’. How can you respond to this and attempt to make some sort of impression? The only other person involved supported…

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