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Skepchick is an atheist website founded by Rebecca Watson which discusses atheism, feminism, science, and pseudoscience. Being an atheist website, Skepchick advocates evolutionary pseudoscience.

Criticism of Skepchick

See: Elevatorgate and Atheism and women and Atheism and rape

Amanda Read wrote in the Washington Times that she believed Rebecca Watson and the writers at Shepchick were behaving hypocritically about the Elevatorgate controversy and declared:

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.[1]

Decline of global market share of Skepchick website

See also: Internet atheism

According to the website traffic tracking company Alexa, the Skepchick website saw a large decrease in its global market share from October 2015 to September of 2016.
According to Alexa, the Skepchick website continued to lose global market share in the latter part of 2016.

Skepchick writers who have excess weight challenges

See also: Atheism and obesity and Skepchick writers who have had excess weight challenges

Elyse Anders founded the Women Thinking Free Foundation which has been described as a "science and critical thinking organization focusing on women and women's issues".[2]

According to Skepchick, "Skepchick is a group of women (and one deserving guy) who write about science, skepticism, feminism, atheism, secularism, and pseudoscience".[3] 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

Elyse Anders

Elyse Anders founded the Women Thinking Free Foundation which has been described as a "science and critical thinking organization focusing on women and women's issues".[4] She also led the Hug Me! I'm Vaccinated campaign which was a vaccine advocacy project. She is a podcaster and is a writer for Shepchick.[5] A 2011 picture of an overweight Elyse Anders can be found HERE. In March 2013, Anders announced that she "lost a bunch of weight".[6]

Amy Davis Roth - writer at Skepchick

Amy Davis Roth is an atheist who writes for Skepchick.[7][8] Pictures of an overweight Amy Davis Roth can be found HERE and HERE.

Heina Dadabhoy - writer at Skepchick

Heina Dadabhoy is an atheist who writes for Skepchick.[9][10] Pictures of an overweight Heina Dadabhoy can be found HERE and HERE

She has written several blog post sympathetic to the ideas of the "fat acceptance" movement.[11] For more information please see: Atheism and the fat acceptance movement

See also

External links

Criticism of Skepchick: