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Quick Hit: Feminist Frequency

For those of you who do not compulsively follow internet news (ahem, not that I do–I work 8 hours a day), you may not be aware of the Feminist Frequency videos and the violent reaction they have caused in the gaming and comic book communities. Anita Sarkeesian has made several …


Advertising that makes a difference

Here in South Africa we have a grilled chicken franchise by the name of Nando’s.  If you have not had the good fortune of having a meal there please do so for I understand they are also available in the USA and the UK. To be honest though it is …

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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 …

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Suspension of Disbelief: The Doctor’s Wife

Suspension of Disbelief is a weekly feature, in which we review movies, books, TV shows, and other popular culture for the skeptical teen. TV Show Title: Doctor Who Episode Name: The Doctor’s Wife Genre: British Sci-Fi Writer: Neil Gaiman Rating: 4.5 out of 5 TARDISes 

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An Evening of Physics on The Colbert Report!

For those of you who aren’t rabid Colbert junkies like myself, I’ll have you know that this past Wednesday, October 28, 2009 laid claim to an absolutely fantastic episode of The Colbert Report that everyone should see. The show fires up with a 9-minute discussion of healthcare before spending the …

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Positive Thinking On The Daily Show

The Daily Show’s guest for Wednesday, October 14, 2009 was Barbara Ehrenreich, who was on to discuss her latest book, Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America. She talks about how many people in America perceive successes or failures due to positive or negative thinking, respectively. …