Activism

So You Want to Be A Blogger?

It’s a new year! You have opinions and things to say, and you’re going to blog! It’s been resolution-ed! Er….resolved. So, how do you do it? I humbly propose some ways to make your voice heard on the interwebz.

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Blaming the Mentally Ill

There have been many, many blog articles written about the shootings in Connecticut, addressing all sorts of questions. However I’ve been deeply upset by a number of the ideas and thoughts expressed in my facebook feed and to my face about what this tragedy should teach us. “We need to …

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Silence: Daring To Criticize Theta Healing

This may run into more than one post, but I want to talk to you about a practice that claims to be able to change the very reality we live in, cure all diseases, and to be the ‘practical application of quantum mechanics’. This phenomenon, known as Theta Healing, is …

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Irrationality and Emotions

So last weekend at Skepticon I have been having an absolutely fabulous time hearing speakers, going to workshops and hanging out with generally awesome people. Over the course of the weekend, I noticed a couple of themes cropping up, and one of them is extremely important to me. Stephanie and …

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Gender vs. Sex: Important Distinction

Many people use the terms ‘gender’ and ‘sex’ interchangeably; it’s a little-known fact that they aren’t synonymous. The meanings might as well be identical to most people. I think it’s safe to say that a lot (maybe most) humans are cissexual or cisgendered.

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Eating Disorders: The Stories We Tell

When I committed to writing in the Teen Skepchick Eating Disorders series, I said I’d write about personal experiences. After all, I do already. It wasn’t going to be too hard to do it again, right? But that’s not true, and it never works like that. I told this story …

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Not In Science, Not In School

While the back to school season (yeah, apparently that’s a thing now) is still kinda happening, I thought I’d take some time to talk about a current issue in skepticism that’s being tackled head-on, mostly in Australia, because that’s where the most bad ass activists live. While sometimes degrees labelled …

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Fight Whooping Cough!

You may have heard that whooping cough’s on the rise again, and that’s bad news for humanity as a whole as one of those diseases we thought we had in lockdown returns with strength. The media have reported on this largely ignoring the encouragement of celebrities to drop herd immunity, …

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