Skepchick is an atheist website founded by Rebecca Watson which discusses atheism, feminism, science, and pseudoscience. Being an atheist website, Skepchick advocates evolutionary pseudoscience. In 2009, it was reported that the website consists of 16 female writers and one male writer.
Criticism of Skepchick
|“|| The point is that because the issue is sexism in the atheist movement, perceptions of sexism are not based on absolute principle, but on relative emotion.
Watson speaks out against the sexual objectification of women, but she apparently sees nothing wrong with the pinup calendars that she and her female atheist friends publish. Myers defended her views on his blog, but only last year he linked to an interesting interview with Nina Hartley, a feminist atheist who sees nothing wrong with women performing as sex workers.
You see, sexism and the exploitation of women are not immoral to godless women as long as such things are on their terms.
Skepchick writers who have excess weight challenges
According to Skepchick, "Skepchick is a group of women (and one deserving guy) who write about science, skepticism, feminism, atheism, secularism, and pseudoscience". Yet despite medical science having an vast amount of evidence pointing out the health risks of excess weight and medical science, exercise science, and nutritional science having many effective measures to lose weight, Skepchick has had writers who are overweight - namely Amy Davis Roth and Heina Dadabhoy (see sections below). See also: Atheism and obesity and Atheism and health
Amy Davis Roth - writer at Skepchick
Heina Dadabhoy - writer at Skepchick
Criticism of Skepchick:
- Of sexism and atheism: Richard Dawkins gets in trouble with feminists - Washington Times, July 16, 2011
- Rebecca Watson: Poster Child of the Anti-Creationists
- There’s nothing skeptical about the Skepchicks’ vicious “campaign”