Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: LA Teachers Strike, Food Insecurity in College, a Milestone for Women in Hip-Hop, and Predicting Genocide

LA teachers are going on strike. Here’s why. (via Vox) Food insecurity among college students is real. (via The Atlantic) Missy Elliot will be the first female hip-hop artists to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. (via Slate) Can we identify when circumstances are ripe for genocide? These …

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Reality Checks: Trashing Joshua Tree, Using Sex to Delegitimize, Unhealthy Sperm, and Teaching the Bible

Joshua Tree National Park – and it’s vulnerable trees- are getting trashed due to the government shutdown. (via Vox) The GOP’s sexualized assault on AOC. (via Dame) Unhealthy sperm can play a role in lost pregnancies. (via Popular Science) A Florida bill would mandate that public schools offer a class …

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Reality Checks: Women in Power, the Damaging Nature of Purity Pledges, Women-Centered Tech, and Forming Rainbows

Why men find this new class of congresswomen so terrifying. (via Slate) It turns out that those purity pledges didn’t guarantee virginity until marriage and in some cases are really damaging. (via Bust) CES revoked an award it gave to an innovative sex toy, calling the device “immoral.” (via Gizmodo) …

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Reality Checks: The Shut-Down’s Next Victims, Saving an Endangered Language, America’s First Woman Governor, and Who Gets to Be Serious

The next victims of the government shut-down are America’s poorest families. (via Rolling Stone) Two brothers work to save their native language. (via NPR) The first female governor in the US has been largely forgetting to history, and that’s not an accident. (via OPB) Who gets to be taken seriously? …

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Reality Checks: Chinese Moon Landing, a Less-Christian Congress, Recognition of Shelby Jacobs, and The Firebusters

China lands a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon. (via BBC) The new Congress is slightly less Christian, but still pretty religious. (via NPR) Shelby Jacobs, designer of the camera system on Apollo 6, is finally getting the recognition he deserves. (via The Root) An international team of …

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Reality Checks: Using Tech for Good, the Fantastic Mystery of Ultima Thule, Environmental Regs, and Accessing a Subglacial Lake

How machine learning can help hold human rights abusers accountable. (via Pacific Standard) With the New Horizons flyby of Ultima Thule, planetary scientists are once again jumping into the unknown. (via Out There) Where environmental regulations stand as we start the new year. (via NPR) Over Christmas, scientists punched a …

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Reality Checks: Photos of Climate Change, Persistent Segregation, VAWA Expiration, and Charcoal Vulva Masks

These photos illustrate the price we are already paying for climate change. (via Buzzfeed News) What House Hunters can tell us about why housing is still so segregated. (via CityLab) The Violence Against Women Act expired due to the government shutdown. (via NPR) In case it needs to be said, …

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Reality Checks: CRISPR Explained, Opposing Citizenship Questions, Old Boys, and the Fake Internet

Everything you should know about CRISPR. (via Vox) Some Japanese-Americans who were imprisoned in interment camps during World War II oppose asking about citizenship in the census, for fear that census information could be misused again. (via NPR) 2018 was the year of the Old Boy. (via Slate) A bunch …

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