Evolution’s Rainbow is both a catalogue of diversity across the natural world in sex, gender, and sexuality, and also an “indictment” of all academic fields for suppressing or ignoring the diversity that we see.
Emily Graslie of The Brain Scoop calls on us to support female content creators in the STEM fields. Let’s do that.
‘Extraordinary Women in Science & Medicine’, an exhibit at The Grolier Club, highlight women scientists who transcended gender-related societal constraints, including two queer women.
For this week’s profile we have one of your very own: Ms. Dr. Joseph L. Simonis, Autostraddler, roller derby player, and population ecologist at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.
“Discrimination in the sciences is an issue that direly needs more publicity and honest discussion, so I don’t want to discount Eileen Pollack’s well-researched and articulate piece. But in many ways, from a queer-feminist perspective, it was a total disappointment.”
If any of you have ever experienced homophobia in the workplace or queer-related adversity in your personal life and moved on (ahem, way too many of us), then you need to know Rochelle Diamond’s life story.
Okay, just kidding on the vampires. Probably. But the blood thing is totally true!
Jeremy Yoder and Allison Matthies gathered data in a nationwide survey of sexual diversity in science, technology, engineering and math professions called Queer in Stem and answered some questions about their results.
Enjoy three and a half hours of scientists and professional comedians alike being nerd funny.
“I came out in my academic writing explicitly in 2003 because I knew that situating myself relative to relations of power in engineering, in academia [...] was essential to the project of introducing critical pedagogies in my engineering classes. “
Let’s talk about how you can work for equality in your workplace, school, neighborhood or life.
Dr. Ben Barres, an openly trans scientist, is on a mission to end gender discrimination in the sciences.
Often, we feel we have to keep our science self and our queer self separate, but this is the perfect space to merge them. Let’s talk about coming out in the science fields!
“There is no space for subjects that could be classified as social, like talking about inequalities. Of course, this is a false differentiation, because there is really no way to entirely separate the two — social dynamics are just as important as technical abilities.”
In which the hysterical, nagging, irrational Jennifer Weiner won’t take “strident” in stride.
Technology helps artists and artisans, whether it’s in a new way to think about or talk about their work or in a new way to create something classic. Sometimes it helps humans deconstruct something.
“Now tell me the name of a queer scientist. Nothing? Yeah, I thought so. But it’s not your fault – I couldn’t think of any either. And this got me to thinking: where are all the queer scientists?”
Selected from a pool of over 6,100 candidates, NASA picked some incredibly impressive individuals. In this totally biased writer’s opinion, the women especially are killing it.