Category Archives: Sex and Sexuality

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Are Vocal Homophobes Really Just Homosexuals in the Closet?

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. -Dr. Seuss What is it about homophobes that make them so gay? If this questions sounds controversial to you, … Continue reading

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Should You Let Your Kid Date in Middle/High School? Science Gives a Surprising Answer

Young love can show you things about yourself you’ve never known. It can bring you to happiness and leave you in despair. It can take away the trust you thought you had with others, and make you want to give up … Continue reading

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Power and Rape – Part 2: How to Create a Breeding Ground for Sex Offenders

As I mentioned in Part 1, rape is tolerated in the military because the acknowledgment of rape in a unit will make that unit look bad, not to mention the military as a whole. Therefore, officials try to sweep such … Continue reading

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Power and Rape – Part 1: Rape in the Military is a Career Killer… for the Victim

If you ever wanted to know just how bad “blaming the victim” can get, look no further than the U.S. military. It’s clear that blaming and shaming has gone far beyond just making someone have to live with a stigma … Continue reading

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How Many Teenage Daughters Are Meeting Strangers from the Internet Offline?

A new study has just come out which reveals something about the relationship between technology and our social lives. At no time in history have we been so technologically connected to one another. We can get and stay in contact … Continue reading

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Skeptikai’s 2012 Year-End Review (January – June)

The year has come to an end, and it’s time to look back at some of my favourite pieces from 2012. The first half of 2012 saw lots of misconceptions. For example, hypnosis, neuroscience, intelligence, etc. These are some of … Continue reading

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Iranian Woman Beats Up Cleric After Being Told to Cover Up

Don’t mess with Iranian women. Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti was just doing his regular religious duties, politely telling an Iranian women to cover herself up. She brashly responded with “You should just close your eyes.” What happened next was a … Continue reading

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New Study Finds Gender Equality for Sluts

“Slut” is such a strong word, isn’t it? Perhaps we should say the “sexually over-experienced” or the “excessively sexually compelled.” Anyways, a new study shows that these sluts are now being looked down on not just if they’re female, but … Continue reading

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Are Men Happier When They Share the Housework?

If a recent paper from the UK is correct, it might change the way husbands feel about doing housework. That is, they might be more willing to do it. Traditionally, or perhaps stereotypically, housework has been the role of the … Continue reading

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Youth Magazines to Show Real (not Photoshopped) Girls

A big victory is coming to the teen consumer culture, because of the activity of some strong-willed youth. Fourteen-year-old Julia Blumh from Maine, USA, started the fight with a petition from the popular youth magazine “Seventeen.” She was protesting the … Continue reading

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