FeminismMedia SkepticismPolitics

Who’s To Blame

Recently, politics and women has been a topic that seems to be everywhere. The Republicans are declaring a war on women. The Democrats are destroying women’s role. In all the hubbub, there was an article at Chronogram that took on a number of the subtopics embedded in this discussion: who’s …

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Media SkepticismScienceScience SundaySkepticismSTEM

Science Sunday: Fools for Science

Some of the best April Fool's Day pranks and hoaxes have been based in science and math. Discover magazine fooled numerous readers with its April 1999 article by Tim Folger about the recently discovered bigon particle, which appears and disappears within millionths of a second—and is the size of a …

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FeminismMedia SkepticismPop Culture

What Does Media Mean to Me?

Recently I was lucky enough to get to see a screening of Miss Representation, a documentary about women’s representation in the media. I’m going to be honest and say I’m quite smitten with the movie, I could probably talk about it for hours, but I’m going to try to limit …

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EnvironmentMedia Skepticism

The Lorax Sells Cars

I was a little apprehensive about The Lorax coming to the big screen. I knew it would come with a slew of toys, figurines and other plastic, made-in-China, throwaway paraphernalia. I was not, however, prepared for it to be used by a car company to sell cars as being “Truffala Tree …

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FeminismMedia SkepticismPop Culture

Iran to Bart: “No! You eat OUR shorts!”

Iran has recently decided to ban the sale of the Simpsons dolls but will continue to welcome Spiderman and other superheros because they “battle for the oppressed.” Is there something strange about Iran supporting characters that battle the oppressed, or is it just me?

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Media SkepticismScienceSkepticism

Live metal?

There’s a mad scientist trying to create self-replicating cells out of metal! The search for other kinds of life is fascinating, but the last time there was news of non-carbon life forms it turned out to be bunk. If this man’s research is as cool as it sounds like it …

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ActivismFeminismMedia Skepticism

Not Cool, Libra

So Libra are were my brand of choice when it came to tampons and other sanitary products… that is until their latest incredibly transphobic ad campaign.

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Teen Skepchick Interviews: Diana Williams, Part 2

This post is part of the Teen Skepchick Interviews series, where TS writers talk with amazing women scientists and skeptics about life, the universe, and everything. Today’s interview is a continuation of last Thursday’s interview with Dr. Diana Williams, who researches neuroendocrine control of food intake, body weight, and metabolism (see …

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