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Why We Dress How We Do

One of the basic discussions in feminism revolves around how women dress. It’s actually a topic that, in my opinion, best illustrates the divides between earlier feminists and modern feminists. Early feminists fought- and still do fight- against clothing like high heels and short skirts being forced onto women. More …

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What actually happened and a rough timeline.

Some of you might have been following a huge goddamned blowup that happened recently on the Skepchick main site. For those of you who haven’t seen it, I’m going to give a timeline of the events and what actually happened for you to follow along with. It started with the …

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Modesty, Fat Shaming, and Me in a Bikini

I’m in Wisconsin right now for a funeral. I am at a hotel, and this hotel has a pool, and this me has a niece whom I was told would insist on swimming. I was told by my mom to bring a swim suit. I brought my favorite one. My …

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Fighting the Industry

Trigger warning: Suicide, Depression, Abuse, Graphic depictions of violence.   Depression is scary. I bet most people out there know that, whether they actually have depression or merely know it exists. Only some people know what’s scarier, though. Throughout the years I’ve lived with depression, I’ve lived in fear. I …

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Young People and Activism, MLK and CeCe McDonald.

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Today is the day of patting ourselves on the back, telling ourselves what a good job we did at ending racism. Er, I mean, what a great job MLK did. It’s a day of white people either getting super-duper racist or superficially racially …

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The struggle of names

Names. They say a lot about people. While you can’t reliably tell anything about a person by their name, their relationship with it can tell you their life story. Sometimes people feel defined by their names; Others redefine what a name is. Names are immense tools both of oppression and …

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Why Skepticism needs Social Justice, and a call to arms

It is commonly questioned why skepticism and critical thinking need social justice– or, not even need social justice, but benefit from utilizing it at all. I’m here to argue that skepticism doesn’t just benefit from social justice, but that yes, it needs it. I’ve been watching a lot of Star …

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How our stance on bullying echoes the adult world

We’ve all heard it before. “If you’re ever bullied, tell an adult. Tell a teacher, tell your parents, tell somebody.” I’m also betting that most of you have done it before. You’ve been bullied, and you told someone. More to that point, I bet you got a response like I …

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