If you are less than Thirty years of age then you must accept that you are generally unable to contribute to a discussion or debate because your young age means you do not have the necessary life experience that would make such a contribution worthwhile.
I don’t know how many of you have…..…Gay friends……(laughter)…Black friends…..(laughter)
…Muslims living in your city….(laughter)
But I have one, and s/he’s [negative stereotype]…(laughter)
“If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.”
I was recently and publicly called a “fat hater” on Facebook by someone I know. It was in response to an article I wrote for Discovery News about a rhyming children’s book
Continue reading Hate, Bias, and Skeptical Inquiry
From "The Art of Manliness"
Part One: On Engagement Rings
After months of discussion my partner and I came to the conclusion that a legal partnership would greatly benefit us and our goals. Some research demonstrated that a domestic partnership offers little in terms of legal rights or status as a couple, and seems mostly
Continue reading BrideThoughts: A Skeptic Gets Married Part One
Speaker Liz Lutgendorff
I recently traveled to the British seaside town of Blackpool to speak at a paranormal conference about being a skeptical paranormal researcher. As scary as it was to speak in front of a large crowd of those who disagree with me, the saddest thing about the whole experience for me was
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The skeptic world is abuzz with talk on gender and sexism. Here is another take on the issue, from the bad ass pixie-like box of kittens manga artist Sara Mayhew:
It also has never become easier to realize that someone you were hoping would be a friend and would be interested in you and
Continue reading Cute as a Kitten, Smart as a Whip!
I hate writing about feminist issues, because every time I do I get accused of being a feminazi or caring more about women than men, or of buying into victim culture, or any number of accusations that come with the territory. Feminism isn’t generally my main issue, and so I’m always
Continue reading Skepticism: Tits or GTFO?*
In April 2010, I wrote a blog post about when to try new things and not to pursue them. I described how I chose not to follow through on an audition for a TV show called Miracle Detectives. They were looking for a woman with a strong presence to serve as the rational/skeptical
Continue reading Indre Viskontas: Scientist, Skeptic and Miracle Detective
Reproductive Rights are again causing flare ups on the horizons of the internet. Pro-Life groups are pushing as hard as ever to eliminate clinics which provide abortions. Just today, the story that has sent out its shocking waves is South Dakota Moves To Legalize Killing Abortion Providers.
Essentially, SD has rewritten a clarification that was
Continue reading South Dakota’s Under-handed Trick?
You may have already seen my post called When Sex Gets in my Apple-Bottomed Jeans, and you probably noticed that I mentioned that I had more to say about McCreight’s fu-luster-cuck-uck. I discussed the video and talked a little about the aftermath in general terms, but there is much work to be done in
Continue reading When Sex Gets in my Apple-Bottomed Jeans (Part Deux)