Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Nuclear Fusion, Vatican Back-Track, “the Williams Brothers,” and Don’t Be a Douchebag

Reality Checks: Nuclear Fusion, Vatican Back-Track, “the Williams Brothers,” and Don’t Be a Douchebag

Don’t get too excited about nuclear fusion just yet. (via io9) The Vatican may not be so open to gay and divorced people, after all. (via The Atlantic) The head of the Russian Tennis Federation was fined after making sexist comments about Venus and Serena Williams. (via The Root) Is ‘douchebag’ the white racial slur we’ve been looking for? (via Gawker) Featured image credit... »

Reality Checks: Disappeared Students, Alien Theology, Green Beef, and Ebola Racism

Reality Checks: Disappeared Students, Alien Theology, Green Beef, and Ebola Racism

Forty three college students have disappeared in Mexico. What’s going on? (via Mother Jones) The theological problems posed by aliens. (via Scientific American) Should beef carry an environmental impact label? (via NPR) The ugly racial undertones of Ebola panic. (via Think Progress) Featured image credit: b3d_ via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Texas Abortion, Misogynist Terror Threat, Plastic Bag Bans, and Yes Means Yes

Reality Checks: Texas Abortion, Misogynist Terror Threat, Plastic Bag Bans, and Yes Means Yes

SCOTUS allows Texas abortion clinics to reopen. (via Mother Jones) University threatened with a massacre because a feminist vlogger is scheduled to speak. (via The Verge) Do plastic bag bans work? (via Scientific American) California’s Yes Means Yes law is the kind of terrible law we need. (via Vox) Featured image credit: Walmart via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact ... »

Reality Checks: Fighting Bad Sex Ed, Irrational Atheism, and the Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Reality Checks: Fighting Bad Sex Ed, Irrational Atheism, and the Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Teenage girl rips Focus on the Family a new one for their sexist sex education materials. (via Jezebel) These women should win a Nobel Prize in physics. (via Slate) Irrational atheism. (via The Atlantic) Malala Yousafzai is the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. (via The New York Times) Featured image credit: Wikimedia Commons Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Social Media Misogyny, Teens and Abortion, Pinkwashing, and Free College in Germany

Reality Checks: Social Media Misogyny, Teens and Abortion, Pinkwashing, and Free College in Germany

How social media turned against women. (via The Atlantic) It’s getting harder and harder for teenage girls to exercise their right to an abortion. (via Mother Jones) Breast cancer awareness finally penetrates Earth’s crust. (via Slate) Germany has gone back to free college tuition. (via Vox) Featured image credit: Brian Turner via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Conta... »

Reality Checks: White Guy Tears, The Nobel Prize, The Pill, and a Futuristic Space Colony

Reality Checks: White Guy Tears, The Nobel Prize, The Pill, and a Futuristic Space Colony

White guy bemoans diversity in television. (via Jezebel) How the Nobel Prize became the biggest award on the planet. (via Wired) The birth of The Pill. (via NPR) If NASA likes space so much they should put a ring on it. (via The Atlantic) Featured image credit: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Origin of an Epidemic, White Men and Atheism, and Pocket Equality

Reality Checks: Origin of an Epidemic, White Men and Atheism, and Pocket Equality

Scientists have pinpointed the origin of the AIDS epidemic. (via The Guardian) A complete guide to politicians pleading ignorance on climate change. (via Think Progress) Atheism needs to appeal to more than white men or perish. (via Salon) It’s time to demand pocket equality. (via Jezebel) Featured image credit: Anthony via Flickr Got a link you think we should know about? Contact us here. »

Reality Checks: Man in the Moon, Free Birth Control, the Contagiousness of Ebola, and a Facebook Apology

Reality Checks: Man in the Moon, Free Birth Control, the Contagiousness of Ebola, and a Facebook Apology

A significant feature on the moon may not have been caused by asteroid impacts, after all. (via Bad Astronomy) In completely obvious news, when teens have access to free birth control their pregnancy rates plummet. (via Raw Story) Ebola isn’t actually very contagious. (via NPR) Facebook apologizes for its “real name” policy. (via Feministing) Featured image credit: Everton Yamamo... »

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