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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 12.6

Does it matter if people don’t identify as feminists? (via Jezebel) “Still we mourn. Still we work for change”. Remembering the Montreal Massacre (via The Ubyssey) Creationists Embrace “Truth in Education” in Indiana (via Love Joy Feminism) Anita Sarkeesian on Online Harassment and Cyber Mobs (via Feminist Frequency) Featured Image: …

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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 11.27

I don’t understand how it’s the end of November and almost December. That is all. Unexpected data from the Large Hadron Collider suggest the collisions may be producing a new type of matter. (via PhysOrg) Another long-term health effect of smoking: it is associated with cognitive decline. (via BBC News) …

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The Next Generation

I write in a lot of places. I’m on the Patheos Channel as a contributor on Friendly Atheist. I guest post at The Heresy Club. I’m the other blogger at Ashley Miller’s on FreethoughtBlogs. I’m the Communications & Marketing intern at Foundation Beyond Belief. I’m not writing this for some …

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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 11.15

Astronomers find a rogue planet (not anchored to a sun) in our galactic back yard. (via BadAstronomy) Study finds that being a ‘healthy’ degree of neurotic lowers risk of chronic disease. Good news for me. (via The Atlantic) Chimps and humans share another evolutionary link: gut bacteria. (via Yale News) Young people are …

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Eating Disorders: The Demographic

As part of our series on eating disorders, I wanted to examine the prevalent view of eating disorders- especially anorexia and bulimia- as a “White girl” problem. It is often forgotten that it isn’t just teenage girls who suffer from EDs; they also occur in older women, men and children, …

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Gender and Language

There are many things in our lives to be skeptical of. So many in fact, that we often don’t remember everything we should be skeptical of. Language is one of those things that permeates our lives, can affect the way we think, and that we often overlook in our skeptical …

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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 11.8

Why math (and Nate Silver’s projections) are like the honey badger. (via Cocktail Party Physics) The youth vote decides the presidential election for Obama. (via The Christian Science Monitor) Dad writes code for his daughter to make a video game address the player as female. (via exple.tive.org) Because it’s so spot on: Nation’s …

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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 11.6

Obama responds to a letter from a girl with two dads. (via Feministing) Cancer immunity insights might derive from study of blind mole rats. (via Scientific American) Scientists argue over wisdom of labeling genetically modified foods (CA proposition 37). (via ScienceInsider) If Tammy Baldwin wins in WI, she would be the first openly …

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