Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Interrupting RBG, Lessons in Resistance, American Support for Climate Action, and Triggering Celiac Disease

Women Supreme Court justices are interrupted more by men than male justices are. (via SCOTUSblog) What The Handmaid’s Tale teaches us about resistance. (via JSTOR Daily) Most Americans want to address climate change. (via Scientific American) An otherwise harmless virus can trigger celiac disease. (via Popular Science) Featured image credit: …

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Reality Checks: Misquoting, Protecting Against LGBT Discrimination with the Civil Rights Act, Unvaccinated Flu Deaths, and Warrantless Electronic Searches

Misattributing quotes. (via NPR) 7th Circuit court rules that the civil rights act of 1964 also protects LGBT people from discrimination. (via APNews) Today in obvious news, most child flu deaths are because the children were unvaccinated. (via CTV news) Proposing regulation to protect electronics from warrantless searches at the …

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Reality Checks: Pulling Funding from the UNPF, the Other Benefits of Energy Efficiency, NPS Stunt, and Rolling Back Workplace Protections

The United States pulls funding from the UN Population Fund. (via Al Jazeera) Forget about climate change. An energy efficient economy has a bunch of other benefits. (via Scientific American) Don’t buy Trump’s National Park Service stunt. (via Think Progress) Trump rolled back protections for women in the workplace, because …

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Reality Checks: Declining Birth Weight, Declining Child Mortality, the Bridge Collapse in Atlanta, and Constellations the Tabletop Game

Fear of nuclear power leading to decreased birth weight, because coal. (via Ars Technica) Declining child mortality (via NPR) NASA is making a tabletop game! (via Space.com) How to rebuild the collapsed bridge in Atlanta, like, now.  (via Wired) Featured image credit: buttermilktoast via flickr

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Reality Checks: The Conservative Case for Online Privacy, Blaming Diversity for Slumping Sales, Conspiracies at the Top, and How Populism Can Go Wrong

The conservative case for not gutting online privacy rules. (via Wired) Marvel seems to think “diversity” is to blame for slumping sales. (via The Mary Sue) A collection of the conspiracy theories members of the Trump administration actually believe. (via Fusion) How populism can lead to authoritarianism: a case study. …

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Reality Checks: Eating with Women, Using Soft Power for Evil, Losing Your Privacy, and Searching for the Tasmanian Tiger

The internet roasts Mike Pence for refusing to dine alone with a woman who isn’t his wife. (via The Mary Sue) Trump has used his soft power to tell the world that climate change doesn’t matter. (via Vox) Congress just gave your data to your internet provider. (via New York …

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Reality Checks: War on Science, Taking Online Security into Your Own Hands, Religious Left Rising, and Menstruation on a Chip

Donald Trump’s war on science. (via New York Time) The importance of two-factor identification. (via Teen Vogue) The religious left is finding its political voice. (via Reuters) Menstrual cycle in a Petri dish. (via Popular Science) Featured image credit: Blogtrepreneur via Flickr

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Reality Checks: The Aftermath of Child Slavery, Leggings on Airplanes, History for Critical Thinking, and Examining the Role of Black Women in Horror

Rescuing child slaves. (via Al Jazeera) Girls in leggings are inappropriately dressed for airplanes. (via Boing Boing) History and combatting epistemologically unwarranted ideas. (via Ars Technica) Black women in horror. (via Graveyardshiftsisters) Featured image credit: whateleydude via flickr

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