Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

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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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

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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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

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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Race and Religion

To clarify before this starts, I’m a humanist and I can only speak from my experience in England, as that is where I’ve lived all my life. Around 7% of the British population are people from Asian countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, and Bangladesh, but in my school the …

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Science

Science

Ada Lovelace Day!

It’s Ada Lovelace Day, friends!  Time to celebrate the achievements of women in science!  This year, not a single Nobel prize in a science field has been awarded to a woman, and female scientists still have many problems being, well, female scientists. But we have Ada Lovelace to remind us …

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Religion

Religion and SpiritualityUncategorized

Race and Religion

To clarify before this starts, I’m a humanist and I can only speak from my experience in England, as that is where I’ve lived all my life. Around 7% of the British population are people from Asian countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, and Bangladesh, but in my school the …

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Skepticism

Religion and SpiritualityUncategorized

Race and Religion

To clarify before this starts, I’m a humanist and I can only speak from my experience in England, as that is where I’ve lived all my life. Around 7% of the British population are people from Asian countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, and Bangladesh, but in my school the …

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Feminism

Feminism

In Which my Husband is Consulted on my Shopping

Silly me, I have generally assumed that when I go shopping I am an independent person with the financial resources necessary to shop.  Fortunately, dealers in women’s clothing near where I work have reminded me this is not the case, by displaying a sign saying “Your husband called, it’s okay …

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