FeminismGuest Posts

Guest Post: Wiping Out on the Crimson Wave

A guest post by Elly P.: Psychologically speaking, humans have an aversion to blood because blood is generally not a good sign. If someone is bleeding, it means they're hurt. Women all over the world know that the sight of blood doesn’t necessarily imply death or dying. We deal with …

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Guest Post: In Two Boxes at Once

A guest post by Lizzy Hiatt: Very few of us fit into neat little boxes. That has to be one of the best parts of being human. For example, I like hipster-ish folk music and Rihanna, and generally I don’t really try to puzzle out what this means about me. …

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Guest Post: My Body is a Cage: Girls, Science Fiction, and John Carter

A guest post by Alyssa: Note: There are no spoilers here for John Carter or Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars.  Well, except that there’s a princess and the story is set on Mars. The Barsoom series is an almost forgotten piece of vintage science fiction written by Tarzan …

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Guest Post: Samus Aran – Friend or Foe to Feminism?

A guest post by Edward Strickson: Back in 1984, the game Metroid was brewed in the steaming cappuccino of Nintendo, and with it came one of the first female protagonists in gaming. Samus Aran, alas, was not revealed to be a woman until the end of the game, and the …

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Guest Post: Your Mental Illness Doesn’t Have to Define You

A guest post from Alex Hoyle: When I was 12, my school psychiatrist suggested to me that I might have mental health issues. I'd been seeing her in secret after a particularly bad period of teenage angst. Not the regular kind of teenage angst, you understand, the one where you …

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Guest Post: Exoplanets and the Scientific Possibility of Alien Life

A guest post from Aurora Vesper: I always get excited when I hear about a new discovery of an exoplanet and its possibilities in the news or through the grapevine. As someone long captivated by scientific explanations and discoveries that push the boundaries of our knowledge and our ability to …

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Guest Post: An Evidence-Based Approach to Rape as a Societal Ill

A guest post by Aurora Vesper: Our culture has a problem with rape myths. They’re pervasive, they’re anti-feminist, they encourage victim-blaming, and, perhaps most importantly, they’re false. They are more akin to superstitions than they are anything else. What am I talking about? I’m talking about these ideas we have …

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Happy Birthday, Lauren!

You guys! We have exciting news! It’s LAUREN’S BIRTHDAY! That’s right, our Teen Skepchick resident kiwi is another year older. Yays! So if you get a couple of minutes, stop in and wish her a happy birthday! Happy Birthday, Lauren!

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