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.
In your childhood, did your mom wake up you at weird hours on school nights to watch meteor showers because they were more important than 2nd grade? Or was that just my mom? Either way, we’re all now Adults and we can get up (or stay up) to watch the meteor shower of our own volition.
Thanks to a team of researchers at Cambridge University, cat dander’s days of ruining dates and eliminating roommates may be numbered.
LA’s getting a Video Game Design Patch, y’all! Be prepared for our younger generation to take on STEM fields!
If I had a penny for every time I heard one of my 40-year-old female computer students say “I bet your grandmother is better at this than I am” or “explain this like you would explain it to granny” we’d all be living on our super queer commune right now, funded by all those pennies
Gallup found out for you! Hint: not very.
Laneia’s Team Pick: Even more ways to be enthralled/panicked by Hurricane Sandy, including web cams, Instagram and a cool wind map!
So what if we’re only 3.4% of the population? We’re an interesting bunch of people.
This study from University of Maryland tells us that 38% of lesbians aren’t being regularly screened for cervical cancer.
Laura’s Team Pick: They can teach you, and there is no charge.
Laura’s Team Pick: What if xkcd got just a little nerdier?
The problem is that not everyone knows women aren’t biologically limited to washing dishes. Dr. Ben Barres studies brains, is trans, and shares his unique perspective on this un-news.
Sally Ride, a lesbian, the first American woman in space and one of my childhood heroes, died today at the age of 61.
You have them. Scientists want to study them.