• Activism

    Follow-Up: Boycotting Russia

    [TW: Homophobia, violence] I recently wrote a post explaining why I am boycotting the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In it, I expressed my outrage with the new Russian law passed back in June that effectively bans queer people from public life and has ushered in a new era of public violence towards queer people in Russia. A few people…

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  • Guest Bloggers

    Etched Decanter Auction + the Amazing Skepchick Cure-All

    Cross-posted from Mad Art Lab. Featured photo by Mindy Townsend. A huge thank you to everyone who came to our SkepchickCON panels at CONvergence, as well as everyone who stopped by the Skepchick Sideshow party room. I’m excited to announce that the beautiful glass decanters containing the cures for Dyspepsia, Palpitations, and Jaundice—the Amazing Skepchick Cure-All!–are all up for auction…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: May 26 – June 1 on the Skepchick Network

    I’ve done it again. I’ve compiled a list of some of the most awesome things that happened last week on the Skepchick Network. It’s just a little gift from me to you. Teen Skepchick Suspension of Disbelief: The Great Gatsby Katie reviews the new movie based on the classic novel. Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality Katie approves of…

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  • Thursday Challenge: Vodka Tips!

    I just received an email forward that, like pretty much all email forwards, seemed suspect in a few places. The email in this case concerns the miraculous powers of VODKA! Now, those of you who have met me probably already know the soft spot I hold in my liver for a refreshing sip of Grey Goose. With that alone, I’m…

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