Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Making DnD Safe for Women, Bystander Intervention, Deadliness of Cervical Cancer, and Knitting for the Resistance

All female DnD groups.  I’m not sure which I expect to hear first about this from sexists: reverse sexism or fake gamer girls. (via LAweekly) Guide to bystander intervention. (via afsc.org) Cervical cancer is a lot deadlier than we thought, due to a calculation error. (via Ars Technica) Knitting as dissent. (via …

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Reality Checks: Vagina Eggs, Having a Lasting Political Impact, the War on Facts, and Finding Life in the Universe

This is a sentence I never thought I’d write, but it’s true. Don’t stick a jade egg in your vagina. (via Washington Post) How the Women’s March could have a lasting impact. (via Teen Vogue) The Trump Administration’s War on Facts. (via Vox) Searching for life on an exoplanet. (via …

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Reality Checks: Saving Climate Data, American Xenophobia, Teaching Biases, and Obama by the Numbers

Saving climate data from Trump. (via Wired) Xenophobia is a staple of American culture. Before we hated Muslims, we hated Catholics. (via Vox) How biases are taught. (via Scientific American) Quantifying the Obama administration. (via NPR) Featured image credit: DVIDSHUB via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Republican Men think Women have it Better, Sexual Harrassment vs Pakistani Concerts, Egyptian Pot Burials, and Legal Implications of a Sexual Partner Dying During Coitus

According to Republican men, it is a better time to be a woman than a man.  So glad I have men to tell me these things. (via NT) Egyptian pot burials vs modern conceptions of value and recycling. (via Arstechnica) A Pakistani pop star interrupts his concert to help a …

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Reality Checks: The Physicists of Silicon Valley, The “Bad is Black” Effect, Investing in the GCF, and Chelsea Manning’s Getting Out of Jail

Physicists are conquering Silicon Valley. (via Wired) Research suggests that people see people with darker skin as more likely to commit an immoral act. (via Scientific American) The Obama administration gives $500 million to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund. (via Think Progress) Obama commutes most of Chelsea Manning’s prison …

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Reality Checks: School Segregation, non Burning Batteries, Consent includes Condoms, Google and Misinformation

Flame retardant batteries. (via Ars Technica) Systemic school segregation.  (via NPR) Removing a condom during sex without consent ruled as rape. Damn straight.(via Vice) Google and the misinformed public (via Chronicle of Higher Education) Featured image credit: Toshiyuki Imai via flickr

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Reality Checks: Press Corps Eviction, Trump is Tweeting Again, Making Sure Poor Families See Hidden Figures, and Starting a Conversation on Race

The Trump Administration is thinking about removing the White House Press Corps from the White House. (via Esquire) Trump went after a civil rights hero on MLK, Jr. Day weekend. Stay classy. (via Teen Vogue) Star of Hidden Figures buys tickets for the movie for low-income families. (via Entertainment Weekly) …

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Reality Checks: Cracking Ice, Whale Menopause, In Science We Trust, and Teaching African American History

Why it’s impossible to tell when that giant Antarctic ice sheet will break. (via Wired) Why do orcas go through menopause? (via NPR) In an anti-science world, there is still reason to hope. (via Bad Astronomy) High school students protest to get African American history taught as a full-year course. …

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