If all goes according to his plan (and it very well may not) this will be a year of leaps and bounds for many of the Americans who felt left behind in 2013. Women, people of color and those living in poverty could all benefit from Obama’s plans to use executive orders rather than waiting on a gridlocked Congress to pass anything to his desk.
“I think the root of the problem is that our society immediately writes off anything perceived as feminine or relating to women. While funneling more women into STEM fields may produce marginal gains, it actually leaves the underlying issue — male privilege — largely untouched.”
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.
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.
Let’s talk about how you can work for equality in your workplace, school, neighborhood or life.
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.”
“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.
LA’s getting a Video Game Design Patch, y’all! Be prepared for our younger generation to take on STEM fields!
The Bank of Canada of going back to the drawing board after a focus group decided that the scientist on the $100 bill looked “too Asian.”
Sally Ride, a lesbian, the first American woman in space and one of my childhood heroes, died today at the age of 61.
In which I interview Valerie Weiss about her new film, Losing Control, and bringing women in science to the masses.