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Kavin Can’t Even: A Fun GMO Quiz and MSNBC Joins Right-to-Know Bandwagon

We can’t expect MSNBC to be objective. I’m a liberal Democrat and even I know that. Still, I was extremely disappointed to see a recent poll on its website titled, “Do you think GMO labeling should be mandatory?” On its surface, this question isn’t incredibly problematic. It’s a simple yes or no question that I would answer with a resounding “no.” Why shouldn’t GMO labeling be mandatory? Aside fro... »

Weekend Reads: Teaching Evolution in Kentucky, Breast Milk Donation, etc

Weekend Reads: Teaching Evolution in Kentucky, Breast Milk Donation, etc

Well hello hello!  How’s everyone doing this weekend?  After a long snowy winter and a lot of working weekends, I’m feeling good just hanging out in a sunny spot on the couch….even if my son is trying to stick a grape scented saline spray up my nose.  Parenting has made me very immune to a certain level of ambient chaos.  Anyway, what can I help you find today?   If you̵... »

Should a 13-Year-Old have to Dismiss Sexism to be “Classy?”

Should a 13-Year-Old have to Dismiss Sexism to be “Classy?”

For that matter, why should a 13-year-old have to contend with highly public sexualized misogyny, with a side order of racial baggage to begin with? These are the questions I found myself asking on Monday in the wake of the reporting about Mo’ne Davis, and a college ball player who was removed from the Bloomberg University baseball team after tweeting “Disney is making a movie about Mo’Ne Da... »

Dear Future Partner

Dear Future Partner

I could probably spend the rest of my writing career re-writing Meghan Trainor lyrics to be less problematic and sexist. I may never run out of material. It was bad enough when she thought it was a good idea for moms to teach their daughters that attracting a man should be their main goal in life. I get that people want to like her as a poster child for body positivity and independence. But, serio... »

Skepchick Network Assemble!!! Chi-Fi 2015

Skepchick Network Assemble!!! Chi-Fi 2015

This past weekend in Chicago, Chi-Fi 2015 was held at the historic Palmer House Hilton and the Skepchick Network was privileged to sponsor an entire weekend of skeptical and science based panels that ranged from “Why Skeptics Need Philosophy” to “Star Trek:The Skeptical Paradox” and “Not Just Here For the Cookies: Being a good intersectional ally”. Representativ... »

Weekend Reads: Virtual Babysitters, Stepping on Legos, etc

Weekend Reads: Virtual Babysitters, Stepping on Legos, etc

Well hello hello folks!  It’s been a while.  Work ate me for a bit, but I’m back now!       If you’re looking for….a Lego to step on: Here’s why it hurts so much.  Not really so much about parenting as addressing a common reality of parenting….and man do those suckers hurt. If you’re looking for….some explanation of the adolescent brai... »

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