discrimination

Speak Your Mind: Ageism is a Thing

Speak Your Mind: Ageism is a Thing

Hey, everybody! You might not know this, but I turned 18 last year (19 next month!), so official adulthood is still fairly new for me. I am often mistaken for being at least a couple years older than I am due to my vocabulary, eloquence, and (so they tell me) intelligence. Of course, this happened with just as much frequency before I became a legal adult, but it was much more significant back then... »

Can We Reclaim The Movement?

Can We Reclaim The Movement?

If you’re a regular reader on the Skepchick network, you’ve likely heard about the kerfluffle over on FreethoughtBlogs involving Thunderf00t. If not, here’s a basic rundown from Greta Christina. Thunderf00t has sparked a lot of controversy with his actions, but what I found perhaps the most interesting response to his (B.S.) was Natalie Reed’s suggestion that those of us with a social justice cons... »

Language Myths

Language Myths

As skeptics, we are dedicated to fighting woo and misinformation, however many educated, kind, intelligent people overlook one of the worst kinds of woo and use it to discriminate against others. What am I talking about? Language woo. Misperceptions and misunderstandings of what language is and how it works. I’m going to lay out a few myths about language that I’ve heard otherwise wond... »