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What Is a Good Person?

I have a confession: I love watching crappy TLC shows. I have no shame about it. Say Yes to the Dress, Sister Wives. I am all about it. Lately I’ve been binge-watching 19 Kids and Counting, a show about an extremely religious family that subscribes to things like purity culture, …

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Improving our inclusivity (and vocabulary!) regarding ableism

Content warning: Use of ableist slurs, uncensored. Hello all! As of this post I am one of the newest writers for Teen Skepchick! To kick off my time writing here, I am going to introduce you all to an issue that we have to deal with when the skeptic community …

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How We Use Anger In Activism

I’m going to begin by saying that I’m coming from a point of being JT’s acquaintance—I’m likely to give him the benefit of the doubt. I don’t agree with how others in the movement have chosen to write him off or dismiss his comments because of his stances. So, I’m …

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The ‘Schism’ in Skepticism

Over the last few years, and especially since the event known as “Elevatorgate,” we’ve seen a drastic increase in the visibility of sexism within the skeptic/atheist movements. It has been the focus of many conversations, and many eyes have been following the developments of people coming out against sexist behaviour …

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It’s Just a Phase

Recently, a friend of mine came out to her parents as bisexual. The response she got was roughly the equivalent of “It’s just a phase.” If it’s not obvious, my friend is a teenager. If it’s also not obvious, I have a bit of a problem with this cliché. “It’s …

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You Strike A Women, You Strike A Rock

The title of this post has great historic significant and is a very important mantra in the history of South Africa. These words are from a protest song written for the women’s march of 1956. “Now you have touched the women you have struck a rock” which later developed into …

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The Ten Best Things About CFI’s Student Leadership Conference

Last week, the Center for Inquiry hosted their annual Student Leadership Conference, where leaders from secular student organizations from around the country (and Canada) are invited to spend four days listening to talks by some of the best minds in campus organizing. I had the pleasure of attending, and I …

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Skepticism itself is not enough

There are two things you should know about me (I mean there are probably more, but for the purposes of this post: only two). One is that I am a tumblr-addict. Two is that I have eczema. Sometimes bad, sometimes mild, but that’s the fun of eczema– it’s often dependent …

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