September 09, 2014

12:30 PM | Quickies: Educating men about rape, Redditor who spread nude celeb photos wants privacy, and women’s roles on TV
Categories: QuickiesEducating our young men about rape – “I believe that if we want to change behavior, we need to train young men to recognize sexual assault when it occurs and ...(Read more...)

September 08, 2014

10:00 PM | Summary from LPSC WIPS Event 2014 – Anti-harassment Policies
Harassment and Anti-harassment Policies As I am about to announce the upcoming DPS WIPS event, I thought I should really get around to posting a summary from the amazing Susan Niebur Women in Planetary Science Networking event held in March 2014 at LPSC. Zibi Turtle was the event lead this year. The overarching topic was harassment […]
8:22 PM | Southern Charm and the Culture of Honor: Southerners Are Sugar and Spice Until They Feel Insulted
Because my writing niche is connecting relationship science to pop-culture, I often find links between what I teach and what I watch. However, as a southerner, I have been particularly intrigued by Bravo’s reality TV show, Southern Charm. This past season, I eagerly awaited the weekly opportunity to revel in the salacious bed-hopping and bourbon-swilling of these Charleston socialites. For fans of the show, you know that the characters often try to behave in refined ways that […]
1:00 PM | Quickies: Rejected Princesses, LGBT Youth Homelessness, and Stolen Nude Selfies
Categories: QuickiesNo Tiara, No Problem: ‘Rejected Princesses’ Have Stories Worth Telling – “Many of us have come to know the tales of Disney’s princesses by heart. But put Snow White, Cinderella, ...(Read more...)

September 07, 2014

5:30 PM | Skepchick Sundaylies: Implausibility of Griffins, LGBTQ Homelessness, and Special Needs Pets
Categories: Meta StuffTags: artBastetbiographybook reviewschildhood developmentcryptozoologyEscepticahomelessnessLGBTQMad Art LabMaria gaetana AgnesipetsPhotoshopphysicspick-up artistsQueerekareligion and spiritualitySkeptabilityTeen SkepchickSunday Funny: Cure for Pants (via SMBC) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 113: Don’t Interfere (Or Do) Mindy explains wave interference. Cryptophile: Griffins Eddy starts his series on the ...(Read more...)
4:01 AM | Ashton Kutcher: Why Mila Will Succeed Where Demi Failed
Image Hollywood, where a relationship lasting five years is an impressive feat, celebrity break-ups are predictable. Needless to say, when Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher’s 8-year relationship ended in 2011, it wasn’t shocking news. However, it was intriguing that Ashton began a new relationship soon after with Mila Kunis, his co-star from That ’70s Show. Will Ashton’s new relationship with Mila last longer than the 8 years that Ashton spent with […]

September 06, 2014

7:19 PM | Women in Physics around the World
Fascinating quotes about the status of Women in Physics from a variety of countries – gathered at the International Conference on Women in Physics in Waterloo, Canada and published in a short piece in Scientific American: I have heard a very successful, senior, female professor in the US say she felt left out of the loop when she […]
3:00 PM | Global Quickies: Half a Billion Pound Lawsuit, Gender Laws, and the Bible Roulette
Categories: SkepticismUK / NIGERIA Nigerian ‘witch hunter’ Helen Ukpabio is launching a legal case against the British Humanist Association, suing them for half a billion pounds for misrepresentation. Ukpabio claims that ...(Read more...)
4:01 AM | Missing Your Long-Distance Girlfriend?
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September 05, 2014

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Categories: QuickiesObama’s new CTO pick is a massive win for women in tech – “The United States has appointed a new chief technology officer and, in turn, women across the country ...(Read more...)

September 04, 2014

8:12 PM | A Woman’s Room Online
Categories: Activism Feminism Religion SkepticismTags: A woman's room onlineart[Trigger warning for images based on threats and harassment] Get your black dresses- and your reading glasses out. There is an art show a comin’ to town! For the past ...(Read more...)
2:08 PM | Quickies: Family dinners, switching off autoimmune diseases, and Reddit charity donations returned
Categories: QuickiesLet’s stop idealizing the home-cooked family dinner – “Beyond just the time and money constraints, women find that their very own families present a major obstacle to their desire to ...(Read more...)
2:00 PM | Is “Married at First Sight” a Legitimate Science Experiment?
Categories: Feminism Reviews Science SkepticismTags: reality TVI have to come clean: I genuinely enjoy the show Married at First Sight. I know, I know. I started watching it because I thought it looked terrible, and bad TV ...(Read more...)
1:00 PM | Crosspost: The Problem of LGBTQ Youth Homelessness does not Start or End with Daniel Pierce
Categories: ActivismTags: BisexualityCrosspostdiscriminationGayhomelessnesshomophobialesbianLGBTLGBTQ youthPop cultureQueerekatransgendertransphobiaBy now, most of you will have already seen the viral video “How not to react when your child tells you that he’s gay.” The young man is 20 year old ...(Read more...)
8:07 AM | Men are Parents Too
Another shocking headline graced the pages of the Daily Telegraph this week, albeit apparently only temporarily before removal. ‘Mother of 3 poised to lead the BBC’ it shrieked, a sentence curiously reminiscent of the way Dorothy Hodgkin’s Nobel Prize was … Continue reading →
4:01 AM | Sexual Satisfaction: Do You and Your Partner Have to be the SAME Shade of Grey?
Are you satisfied with “vanilla” sex? Or do you seek the thrill of kink in the bedroom with your own list of “hard limits?” In order to be sexually satisfied, you might think that you and your partner need to be on the same page of Fifty Shades of Grey. Aside from the intrinsic motivation to have a good sex life (i.e., good sex feels really, well, good), research has strongly established that sexual satisfaction is closely tied to relationship satisfaction.1 In […]

September 03, 2014

5:00 PM | Firebrand or Faitheist?
Categories: Activism Religion SkepticismWhen I was a newbie atheist, fresh from my first reading of The God Delusion, The End of Faith, and every amateur Xanga blog I could find, I had a ...(Read more...)
3:16 PM | Booty, Sex, Black and White
Categories: SkepticismI don’t tend to keep up on popular music much, but there are two videos that have popped up in my newsfeed recently that are similar in many ways and ...(Read more...)
3:00 PM | Guest Post: Coming Out as Feminist
Categories: Feminism Guest BloggersTags: becoming a feministfeminism vs humanistmens rightswomen's rightsEditor’s Note: Today’s post, by Chris (who also blogs at Grounded Parents), was written a while ago about finally coming to terms with the identity “feminist.” ****** I’m tired. I’m ...(Read more...)
3:00 PM | In Which I React to Tom Flynn, With Help From Nicki Minaj
Categories: SkepticismTags: genderlanguagenick minajtransphobiaLast night I read Tom Flynn’s post on the use of the pronoun “their/they/them” as a non-gendered singular pronoun. He picked a nit, to use his parlance, with the use ...(Read more...)
1:00 PM | Quickies: MRAs, Typewriter Noises, and Donating to Charity in the Name of Non-consent
Categories: QuickiesOpen letter to the gaming community – A concise letter, the gist of which is “if you see something, say something.” From mrmisconception. Grover Norquist Goes to Burning Man – ...(Read more...)

September 02, 2014

12:30 PM | Quickies: Fighting sexism is “annoying,” an abortion provider on her job, and Bechdel testing Star Trek
Categories: QuickiesMan says, stop complaining about sexism in video games because it’s annoying – From 9bar, who points out how the author’s bio includes his love of booth babes. An abortion ...(Read more...)
4:01 AM | For Richer: How Your Spouse Influences Your Job Success
Picking a romantic partner with the “right” characteristics can be difficult, but it is also important. We all want a partner who is smart, funny, kind, and all around fantastic, because the assumption is that such a person makes us happy and will generally lead to a better life overall. But can your relationship partner influence your job success? Researchers Brittany Solomon and Joshua Jackson from Washington University in St. Louis speculated that there are at least three […]

September 01, 2014

6:59 PM | Meet Staci Goddard in Los Angeles on Tuesday
Categories: Activism Events Feminism Random AsidesHello friends! This is a quick shout-out to let you know that my fabulous group The Los Angeles Women’s Atheist and Agnostic group (LAWAAG) is meeting tomorrow night and we ...(Read more...)
4:00 PM | What Ferguson Can Teach Journalists
Categories: SkepticismTags: Fergusonjournalismmediamedia representationracismsocial mediaOne of my many takeaways from Ferguson coverage over the last two weeks has been a confirmation of a suspicion I’ve held for awhile: journalists have more than earned their ...(Read more...)
1:05 PM | Quickies: Homeless Women, Anita Sarkeesian, and Rowdy (White) Retirement Communities
Categories: QuickiesOne Woman’s Lessons From Living On The Street – “Susan says life on the streets is a constant battle for all homeless people, but for women it’s particularly hard. On ...(Read more...)

August 31, 2014

5:00 PM | Skepchick Sundaylies: “Poorly Written, Abusive Erotica,” Racist Color Names, Scottish Independence, and Boy/Girl Sleepovers
Categories: Meta StuffTags: 000 Genomes Project10050 Shades of GreyAndrew CutlerATLASautismbook reviewsboy-girl sleepoverscatscernchelationFabiola Gianottifact-checkinggrounded parentsice water challengelhcMad Art LabmathmusicParentingphysicsprofessionalismpseudoscienceracismschool of doubtScottish independenceTeen SkepchickSunday Funny: Love Your Body (HT: io9) and Writing Skills (via xkcd) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 112: Sea Shell Resonance Why do hear the ocean in sea shells? […]
4:01 AM | Tweeting About Your Relationship Can Backfire
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August 30, 2014

7:15 PM | The Wishing Machine
Categories: SkepticismTags: radionicswishing machineIf only I had known years ago that stroking my stick plate would make wishes come true. Thankfully, Joshua P. Warren is here to tell us all about stroking stick ...(Read more...)
3:00 PM | Global Quickies: Governments Fail Children, Diplomatic Immunity, and Evil 3G
Categories: Feminism Quickies ReligionIRELAND (From Ciarán) A suicidal refugee teen, in care of the state and pregnant from a rape, was forced to give birth even though she was entitled to have the ...(Read more...)
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