The Not so Beautiful Game Step 1: An Uncompelling Frame Narrative Stigmatizes Mental Illness

The Not so Beautiful Game Step 1: An Uncompelling Frame Narrative Stigmatizes Mental Illness

I have started reading Neil Strauss’ The Game.  I have heard this is the defining literary work of the pick up artist movement/subculture/whatever and while I have heard a lot of bad comments about it, I have never actually read it.  With the exception of Twilight, I do attempt to actually be somewhat familiar with the stuff I say bad things about it, so I borrowed it from a friend who assur... »

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! One of the Guys Edition

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! One of the Guys Edition

If you’ve never heard of Jenny Lewis, don’t worry. Neither had I. At least until this little song floated into my inbox from Teen Skepchick contributor floatingmanatee, aka Alice. Lewis (who apparently loves rainbow pantsuits) has been around the music scene for almost two decades as a member of various groups. Now, she’s coming out with her third solo album, The Voyager. Her fir... »

Reality Checks: Gender Quotas, Black Cap, and Sexual Harassment

Reality Checks: Gender Quotas, Black Cap, and Sexual Harassment

Gender quotas might work better in so-called “tight” cultures. (via Phys.org) Surprise! It’s basically impossible for women not to be judged on their sexuality. (via Think Progress) More changes at Marvel: Captain America will be a black man! (via The Verge) Sexual harassment is a big problem in science. (via Vox) Featured image credit: Marvel Got a link you think we should know ... »

Reality Checks: Iron Meteorite, Math in the Queue, Student Loan Scams, and New Thor

Reality Checks: Iron Meteorite, Math in the Queue, Student Loan Scams, and New Thor

Curiosity has found an iron meteorite on Mars. (via Discovery News) Math works against you when you get in line. (via Wired) Illinois becomes the first state to sue over student loan scams. (via Think Progress) Thor is a lady. But don’t think we’ll stop pushing for a Black Widow movie. (via Jezebel) Featured image credit: Xiaojun Deng via Flickr Got a link you think we should know abou... »

Bi-erasure: Constantine

Bi-erasure: Constantine

Content description: Discusses bi-phobia and bi-sexuality. Mentions smoking. Excessive use of sarcasm. So there has been some sad, but none too surprising news recently, NBC’s new show Constantine which I’ve been looking forward to, is bi-phobic. As this new adaptation of the Hellraiser comics portrays Constantine, a canonically bi-sexual character as straight (I can scent the doucheba... »

DBT Skills: Mindfulness “How”

DBT Skills: Mindfulness “How”

This is the third part in a series. Read parts 1 and 2. Last week we looked at the “what” skills of mindfulness. These are the things that you can actually practice in your day to day life to help you be more present. This week, we’ll go over the “how” skills. You can use the mindfulness how skills in just about any part of your life, while you’re doing anything... »

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