Skepticism and Sex

As I was trolling the internets looking for feministy and skepticy things to read, I ran across an article by Karenx from More Women in Skepticism that suggested that the skeptic movement should be more open to all kinds of feminists (and women), not just sex positive feminists. At first glance, this …



I’m not sure if any of you have noticed this, but some people are fat. These people go shopping, drive cars, go to the gym, go out to dinner, date, and have careers. They’re pretty much normal in every important way with the whole gamut of human thoughts and feelings. …

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Job’s Daughters

When I lived with my mother, years ago, she and her dad spoke all good things about an organization that my grandpa helped out with. It’s called Job’s Daughters, and is an offshoot of the Masonic Lodge. I know relatively little about the Masons, other than it’s an all-male society …


Female Scientists Make Great Role Models! (Except When They’re Feminine)

A couple of days ago one of the Skepchick quickies was S.E. Smith’s article ‘Get Your Antifemininity Out of My Feminism’. It’s a wonderful piece, and it expresses an idea I’ve spoken about before— that by undervaluing things that are seen as feminine, we undermine our goal of gender equality. …

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Neutral Words in Gendered Advertising

There are a lot of products that specifically market to one gender demographic over the other. I’ve noticed over my years of exposure to television and advertising that certain words aren’t directly associated with one gender or the other, but are sometimes exclusively used in advertising geared at one or …


“Escher Girls”: The Statue of Liberty

Many of those reading this website are, I’m sure, aware of what “Escher girls” are. If you aren’t, I’m here to make your day just a little more sad. Escher girls are so named after the artist M.C. Escher, who is famous for his physics-defying artwork. Many of his drawings …

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Advertising: You’re Doing It Wrong

Dr. Pepper 10's ad campaign, centered around macho men and manliness, has already turned a lot of heads. Many people have already written about the ads and pointed out that they're clearly sexist to women. The video embedded below was added to their website on April 3rd, so it's only …

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On The Boob: Breastfeeding (In Public)

As a baby, I was not breastfed. My mom was fifteen and it was weird for her, so she went with the bottle. We could spend time delving into the interesting physiological and psychological differences I have to others who were breastfed, but that's for another time. For mothers who …