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The Internet! How Does It Work?

So I was at SkepTech this last weekend and it was wonderful. Great people, and lots of extremely interesting talks. But one thing that’s kind of getting to me is how we keep asking “well how does the internet change this?” or “is the internet positive or negative?” Inevitably, every …

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Evidence and Rape Culture: A Response to Justin Vacula

Justin Vacula. Oh Justin, Justin. Why did you have to write an article that denied rape culture and leave it there for me to read first thing in the morning after only getting 6 hours of sleep? I mean really? Because you know what that means? It means I have …

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Angry Feminism

Ellie Mae O’Hagan wrote an article recently at the Guardian suggesting that feminism should not lose sight of its anger in an attempt to look and sound pleasing. In response, she’s gotten a lot of people telling her that she’s policing, that she’s lost in an image of feminism as …

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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 1.22

 Undervaccination is becoming more common in U.S. children. (via 2 Minute Medicine) Harvard scientists develop a dynamic color camouflage system in their soft-bodied robots. Older news, but linked because cool video! (via Harvard News) Google has removed the “Make Me Asian” app and similar ones from their store. (via NPR) Obama gives an …

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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 1.8

Why exercise may do a teenage mind good. (via NPR) A review of Phoebe Hyde’s The Beauty Experiment, where she forgoes makeup and beauty routines for a year. (via The New Inquiry) A response to Time magazine’s article on young people fragmenting the pro-choice movement. (via RH Reality Check) Old medicine found in a 2,200-year-old shipwreck. …

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F*** You! Listen To My Argument!

Update: This post was written a at Skepticon, but I unfortunately had my hard drive crash and only just got my computer back now. So some of this might be a wee bit outdated, but still relevant. Arguments are a common occurrence in online life. Particularly in a freethought type …

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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 12.13

A profile of Edith Windsor, the woman behind the Supreme Court DOMA case. (via The New York Times) A University of Texas professor resigns after a review finds numerous errors and a conflict of interest in a hydraulic fracking study. (via NPR StateImpact) Scientists create a fish with legs. (via Gizmodo) A new …

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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 12.11

The truth about “pink” and “blue” brains. (via Sociological Images) DARPA has a new wound stasis foam that could save lives. (via DARPA) The American Psychiatric Association has now approved the fifth version of its diagnostic manual, with some controversy. (via The New York Times) Newt Gingrich thinks Hillary Clinton would be unbeatable …

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