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Middle School Is Coming and I Am Freaking the Fuck Out

Next year I will have a kid in middle school. I’m entering a whole new stage of parenthood and I am freaking the fuck out. All the most terrifying things are looming — drugs, porn, drinking, driving and sex — and they could all hit at once like a hurricane. Like tomorrow …

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New U.S. Currency to Celebrate the Minimal Role Women Have Played in History

The U.S. Treasury announced Wednesday that in an attempt to compromise with advocates who were pressing to get a woman on the $20 bill, they will be releasing new currency. Rather than replacing Andrew Jackson with a less horrible human being on the $20 bill as advocates proposed, they will be releasing a …

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HumorLanguage

Internet Meme Demolition Derby: Condescending Barbarian Edition

“Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never harm me” English children’s rhyme Today’s meme was brought to our attention by the founder of Free Thought Blogs and awesome blogger at Dispatches from the Culture Wars, Ed Brayton. It’s both problematic and complicated despite its simple nature. Pictured …

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We Get Mail: On Issues of Great Importance

Occasionally, we get comments or emails about the issues that we write about. Recently, Deek wrote an article about not wanting anyone other than her children to refer to her as “Mommy,” and so she was on the receiving end of a bunch of comments along the lines of, “stop …

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DisciplineHumor

Internet Meme Demolition Derby: Learn the Meaning of Respect!

(CN: Violence against children) “If I had spoken to my parents the way some children do now, I wouldn’t be here to share this status. Some children need to learn the meaning of respect. Share this if you agree.” Ick… Today’s meme comes from the Facebook page of WBUL 98.1 The Bull …

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FeminismHumor

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 …

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ActivitiesHumor

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: …

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FeminismHumorSex and Sexuality

Internet Meme Demolition Derby: Girls are (NOT) Like Apples on Trees…

I usually let these memes stew on my desktop for a couple of days. Kind of letting them marinate while I decide what particular mixture of snark, cynicism, despair or disdain to add to the brew to make a perfect Internet Meme Demolition Derby Pie (mmmmmm Derby Pie…) But this …

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FeminismHumor

Top Five Reasons Why Dating a Feminist is Hard

Some nights when I am drinking from my mug of male tears and blogging about rape culture and abortion rights, I contemplate how hard it must be to date a feminist. Why even try? Is it worth it? Seems like a lot of work.        Top five reasons why dating …

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Humor

Being a Bitch Eating Crackers

Once you hate someone, everything they do is offensive. “Look at this bitch, eating those crackers like she owns the place.” If you spend time on social media or internet forums, you may have heard the phrase: “Bitch Eating Crackers” or BEC. Generally, it is invoked when someone is treating …

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