Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Book Boycott, Saudi Women Vote, Blind Racists, Disaster Myths

Christian sudents at Duke refuse to read Alison Bechdel’s memoir because it’s too dirty. (via Jezebel) Women in Saudi Arabia register to vote for the first time. (via The Washington Post) Fewer blind people categorize people by race. (via Discovery News) Disaster myths. (via JSTOR Daily) Featured image credit: DVIDSHUB …

Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Legionnaire’s Disease, Suits for Non-gender Binaries, and Space Whiskey

An opera house is being sued for an outbreak of legionnaire’s disease. (via NY Post)  A clothing designer is making suits for more people than men. (via Huffington Post) A Japanese company is sending whiskey into space.  (via the Telegraph) The victims of the Ashley Madison Hack are now subject to a frenzy …

Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Hugo Awards, No Killer Asteroids, Physics Puns, and Ignorant Director is Ignorant

What went down at the Hugo Awards and why it matters. (via Wired) Don’t worry. An asteroid won’t kill us all next month. (via Discovery News) Straight outta physics. (via Bad Astronomy) A male director believes an ignorant thing about women directors. Yawn. (via The Mary Sue) Featured image credit: …

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Reality Checks: Fashionably Modest, Benevolent Sexism at the IAU, Science is Hard, and Human Superpredators

How modesty has influenced fashion. (via JSTOR Daily) The head of the International Astronomical Union says female scientists are all about being caring and nurturing. (via Slate) Science is a lot harder than it gets credit for. (via Five Thirty Eight) Humans are superpredators.  (via Discovery News) Featured image credit: …


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The Evolution of Sex

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The latest in Christian right fearmongering about Teh Gays comes from the American Family Association, breathlessly reporting that pedophilia has now been recognized as a sexual orientation by the American Psychology Association, and this is a consequence of gay marriage.  Slippery slope and all that.  The fact that pedophilia was …