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“Waif Washing”: Hollywood’s Problem with Athletic Women

Why athletic women deserve better representation, especially films about supposedly-athletic women.

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Fox News, Anti-Vaxxers, and Bad Memes: Death by Stupid

My sister in law ran into the magic of anti-vaxxers on social media this evening, and I was so blown away by the thread that I had to write an article about it. Maybe if it wasn’t for the fact

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BSer’s Technique of the Week: Appeal to Common Belief

Another entry in the series on Self Defense against BS. Everyone knows Bullshido is always right.

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Why Stupidity is the Greatest Threat to Western Civilization

This is not going to be a popular opinion. This is going to hurt some feelings. Good. Imagine there’s an asteroid streaking across the galaxy straight for Earth. At first, it’s detected by long-range telescopes. An enthusiastic-if-poorly-bathed Astronomer wearing Crocs

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The (Phone) Call of the Void

Editor’s note: we wanted to cap off this ridiculous year by inviting a guest writer to comment on the state of things today, in particular, outrage culture on social media and bullshit in general. I have been at the point

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Are Martial Arts a form of Cultural Appropriation?

The academic definition of Cultural Appropriation is “the adoption of elements of a minority culture by members of the dominant culture”. Last year, a large kerfuffle was made about a teenage girl’s choice of prom dress. The girl, a Caucasian, wore a

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Soy Sauce “Cleanse” Renders Woman Brain Dead

Yes, we did not go for the obvious joke that she was already brain dead to attempt this in the first place. Wanna fight about it? Let’s start with some basic facts about soy sauce: One serving (a tablespoon, although

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Antivaxxers Responsible for 30% Increase in Measles Cases

Merry Christmas you shitty parents. Shame on you. You gullible cognitive troglodytes. Sure, you might suffer some of the consequence of your ignorance as you watch your children take ill with easily preventable diseases, but your children, and everyone else

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Updated: Astrophysicist and Science Ambassador Neil DeGrasse Tyson Cleared of Sexual Misconduct

Updated 3/17: National Geographic and the parent company for Tyson’s show “Cosmos” have released the following statement: “The investigation is complete, and we are moving forward with both ‘StarTalk’ and ‘Cosmos,’” Fox Broadcasting and National Geographic said in a statement.

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