Over the holiday

By Amanda Marcotte
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 8:11 EDT
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I’ll be taking the next few days off, back on Monday, for the holiday and for travel. But to hold you over, here is a video of me on MSNBC on Tuesday, talking about the Hobby Lobby case.

For the next few days, I’ll be at CONvergence in Minneapolis, helping out Skepchick with their track there. I’ll be on three panels, for those who are coming.

Breaking Bad Science

We’ll discuss the science behind the murder, meth, and mayhem of the show, from chemistry to forensics, as well as the social science of the anti-hero–how “normal” people can end up doing terrible things, yet the audience still roots for them. Panelists: Amanda Leinbaugh, Rebecca Watson (mod), Dr Rubidium, Amanda Marcotte

Friday July 4, 2014 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Bullying and the Bystander
What can you do to support people who are targets of online bullying and harassment? We’ll discuss what works, what doesn’t, and why, as well as how much of a difference a bystander can make. Panelists: Miri Mogilevsky, Amy Roth, Will Robertson, Amanda Marcotte, Rebecca Watson
Sunday July 6, 2014 11:00am – 12:00pm
Loving Problematic Media
Social justice doesn’t have to ruin your fun! We’ll discuss ways to be a literate fan of problematic media, from reality TV to video games, recognizing (rather than rationalizing) its problems, and still finding ways to enjoy it without getting defensive. Panelists: Rebecca Watson, Ashley F. Miller, Emily Finke, Courtney Caldwell, Amanda Marcotte
Sunday July 6, 2014 12:30pm – 1:30pm
And maybe I’ll even have time to watch some World Cup. We’ll see. Have a fun weekend!
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
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