“The growing “body of evidence” emerging from biological and medical research, according to some commentators, speaks loudly and clearly: transgender people exist, science says. Of course, we already knew that… Any responsible approach to folding science into advocacy efforts should not only understand what scientific research says, but how and why it came to say what it does.”
What can virtual reality, automotive safety standards, and anatomy textbooks tell us about the way sexism works in 2014?
If you’ve ever thought, “I really wish I knew some super sexy dino facts,” this is definitely the list for you.
VIDEO: Why you should never use silicone lube on a silicone dildo.
At its core, science is a willingness to believe that the universe is knowable. That if we ask the right questions and follow the evidence, we can get to the bottom of how things are, and why.
Today we pause, momentarily, for a half-step sideways into the intersection of two other awesome international spectacles intermittently fraught with weird political controversy: science and the gayest Olympic sport since the IOC dropped wrestling.
A gift guide for city mice who miss the country. Terrariums, adventure kits, stargazing stuff, and more!
“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.
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!