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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Supreme Court Rulings, Exiting the Planet, and Mining in Lesotho

US Supreme Court throws out Texas’ anti-abortion laws. (via Reuters) In other fun rulings, the US Supreme Court rules that domestic abusers don’t necessarily have the right to own a gun. (via Mother Jones) If exiting the EU isn’t enough, here are the 5 most livable non-earth planets in our solar …

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Reality Checks: White Game Developer Barbie, Transgender in Porn, Free Menstrual Supplies, and Getting out the Vote

The exclusive whiteness of Game Developer Barbie  I’m ashamed to admit I didn’t think of this when I heard about it before. (via The Mary Sue) Being trans in the porn industry. (via Vice) NYC may start offering free menstrual supplies in schools, jails, and homeless shelters. (via Boston Globe) Encouraging …

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Reality Checks: Stereotypical Gender Roles, Newborn Planets, Attractiveness vs Condoms, and the Ecological Consequences of Trade

Children who engage with Disney princesses may be more likely to exhibit steretypical gendered behavior. (via BYU news) We found a baby planet!  It’s so cute! (via Scientific American) Perceived attractiveness correlates negatively with likeliness to use a condom. (via Ars Technica) Global trade and invasive species(via Washington Post) Featured image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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Reality Checks: Cats Understanding Physics, Fastest Supercomputers, Zika Vaccine Virus, and Cool Flags

Cats may understand causal relationships and incongruent conditions. Based on a tiny, tiny sample size, though, so take it for what it’s worth. (via Ars Technica) Zika vaccine virus begins clinical trials(via Statnews) The coolest flags in human history. Just because. (via io9) World’s fastest supercomputers! (via NYTimes) Featured image credit: …

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Reality Checks: Juneteenth, Sociology of Father’s Day Gifts, Ban on Pride, and the Gender Breakdown at E3

Why Juneteenth needs to be a national holiday. (via Vice) The sociology of Mother’s and Father’s Day gifts. (via Sociological Images) Why Istanbul banned Pride marches. (via The Atlantic) The gender breakdown at E3 was…disappointing. (via The Mary Sue) Featured image credit: Kiran Foster via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Learning about Prehistoric Women and Children, Looking into the STEM Gender Gap, More Gravitational Waves, and O Canada

Whither the prehistoric women and children? (via The Crux) Research looks into how to mitigate the STEM gender gap. (via NPR) More gravitational waves have been spotted. (via Scientific American) The Canadian national anthem gets a gender-neutral makeover. (via The Atlantic) Featured image credit: motoyen via Flickr

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Reality Checks: Game Developer Barbie, Deadly Shootings in US History, and Gun Violence Research

Game Developer Barbie is actually good! (via Slate, thanks Mindy!) The Deadliest shooting in US history, not Orlando (via NPR) The questions that should be researched with regard to gun violence. (via Vox) The Stanford rape judge has been removed from an upcoming sexual assault case. (via Mary Sue) Featured image credit: Barbie

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Reality Checks: Birth Control in the Bible Belt, Profiting from Violence, Performance Enhancing Drugs, and Naming Anti-Gay Violence

The challenge of introducing birth control in the Bible Belt. (via The Atlantic) How the gun industry makes bank after a mass shooting. (via Salon) What does it take for a drug to be banned from athletics? (via NPR) It’s important to name anti-gay violence as such. (via JSTOR Daily) …

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