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TS Interviews—Dead Freethinkers’ Edition: Ernestine Rose

This post is part of the Teen Skepchick Interviews series, where TS writers talk with amazing scientists, skeptics, and freethinkers about life, the universe, and everything. Ernestine Rose (1810–1892) was one of the most powerful voices for women’s rights in the nineteenth century. She was a freethinking feminist atheist from …


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 …


This Is Not Art According To the Government

Over this past weekend, many Facebook feeds in Singapore were flooded with news that the authorities have arrested a 25-year-old woman, the ‘Sticker Lady’, for allegedly painting the words “My Grandfather Road” on some roads in Singapore. Last time, we discussed how Singapore is the land where Freedom of Speech comes to …


Human Rights, Health Care, and Skepticism

If you live in the United States (or even if you just live somewhere with the Internet) you’ve probably heard something about our health care debate. A generous reading of the national discussion says that it was a philosophical disagreement of the role of government in the health care market. …

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Britain Hates Pornography

Those of you who live in the UK/keep up with its politics, will probably be aware of what a shoddy job the current Prime Minister is doing of representing the citizens of the arguably half-decent country he runs. This isn’t surprising considering that the man has spent his life in …


Speech! Speech! Speech!

Originally, this was going to be a post on an event that I was attending to commemorate the fact that 25 years ago, 24 people were arrested by the government, for an alleged Marxist conspiracy. They were detained without trial under the Internal Security Act, which gave the government free …

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An A-Z of ADHD

Cast your mind back to the distant year of 1999. It was the year that featured the introduction of the Euro, the launch of Napster.com, and most importantly, the release of Sonic Adventure for the Sega Dreamcast, a move which ushered in a new renaissance for videogaming, and ensured Sega’s …


You Have the Right to Retain Science

I haven’t always been very excited by the skeptic movement. It’s not like I believed in a lot of woo, but I just couldn’t get too worked up about Loch Ness or Bigfoot or UFO abductions. What’s more, as a non-scientist, I didn’t feel like I had anything to add. …