Author: Kendra

Kendra Albert is a skeptical, bisexual woman living in Cambridge, Mass. When she's not writing for Queereka, she researches the Internet, plays video games, and cooks delicious things.
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Quickies: 4/13/2012

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On April 13, 2012
Sweden adopts a new gender neutral pronoun as part of a larger movement to remove gender distinctions. Robert Spitzer, a pyschologoist who published one of the only papers that provides evidence that it's possible to become ex-gay, repudiates it. The journal still won't retract it, however – stating that questionable interpretation is not a data […]

Quickies: 3/30/12

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On March 30, 2012

A Reuters reporter catches Santorum telling a young male attendee at a bowling event not to use the "pink balls." Hilarity ensues. War on Reproductive Rights: An Oklahoma court strikes

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Quickies: 3-23-2012

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On March 23, 2012
The Atlantic tries to answer one of life's eternal questions – "Are Straight People Born That Way?" Just in time for the Reason Rally, amazing atheist and skeptic Greta Christina has released her e-book "Why Are You Atheists So Angry?." Speaking of the Reason Rally, the lineup looks great, and I'll see you all there. Richard Carrier over at Free […]

Quickies: 3/16/2012

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On March 16, 2012

The New Yorker publishes a fabulous review of Dale Carpenter's "Flagrant Conduct," which tells the real story behind Lawrence v. Texas, the case where the Supreme Court overturned anti-

Quickies: 3/9/2012

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On March 9, 2012

The big news on the Internet this week has been #Kony2012, a video made by advocacy group Invisible Children to inform and advocate for Joseph Kony’s arrest that went viral. The video spawned ma

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AI: What’s the Harm?

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On February 28, 2012
Skeptics of all stripes get asked what the harm is all the time. What’s the harm of alternative medicine? Of acupuncture? Of placebos? Of beliefs not supported by evidence? Fortunately, there’s a good answer to that – “What’s the Harm?” chronicles cases where a lack of critical thinking made things go wrong.

Quickies: 2/24/2012

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On February 24, 2012

A US District Court in California rules that DOMA is unconstitutional. Edit: It looks like House Republicans may appeal the ruling, so it could possibly end up making precedent in a higher court. Earl

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