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Speak Your Mind: Atheist Church

It seems that “atheist mega churches” are becoming a thing. In fact, Skepchick Heina was the main speaker at the Los Angeles Sunday Assembly just last weekend. The whole concept of atheist church leaves me cold. Not because I fear that it just lends credence to the argument that atheism …

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Speak Your Mind: Shifting Norms

Social change is hard and sluggish. It takes a lot of time and work to change social norms and it’s totally exhausting. It’s easy to get really discouraged and burned out. Civil rights activism is not for the faint of heart. However, one civil rights movement that really has momentum …

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Speak Your Mind: Autumn Colors

It’s finally – FINALLY – starting to feel like fall in my neck of the woods. I hate summer so much and love fall even more. It always feels like it takes forever to cool down to reasonable levels. But now that is has, I’m a happy camper. There is …

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Speak Your Mind: Halloween Spook-tacular

I’m told by my calendar and the overflowing candy aisle at my local grocery story that Halloween is coming up. Halloween was never a big deal in my family. I went to a Catholic school, so we were only allowed to dress up as saints. Which in practice amounted to …

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Speak Your Mind: Recognize Women in STEM

Yesterday was Ada Lovelace Day, a day named after the woman who is widely regarded as being the first computer programmer that is designed to appreciate and bring to the fore women in STEM fields. It’s something we here at Teen Skepchick try to do all the time. There are …

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Speak Your Mind: It’s Always the Last Place You Look

As any fan of Doctor Who probably knows, there are many, many episodes from the reign of the first and second Doctor that have disappeared. Not disappeared, exactly. The BBC got rid of the reels, and they were lost to history. At least, that’s what we thought, until 106 Doctor …

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Speak Your Mind: Shut. It. Down.

So the United States doesn’t have a government anymore. OK. That’s not true. It has been shut down. No spending bill, no money to operate. Regardless of how you feel about the politics of it all, this shut down will have drastic effects on people who can ill-afford to deal …

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Speak Your Mind: Your Brain on Blogging

I’ve always been much better in writing than I am in person. (And I’m not that good in writing. So.) It’s weird. I have the same thoughts and feelings, but I’m so much better at expressing those thoughts and feelings in writing. It’s just hard for me to express myself …

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