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Graduate training in the sciences: A narrative

Graduate training in the sciences: A narrative

What does scientific training do? Does it do the same things to different people? Is scientific training explicit or are there unspoken goals? This classic piece provides a fascinating, accessible, and very readable narrative about “a young girl called Snehalatha Bhrijbhushan” who lives in “a city in the Orient” and...

Sperm meets egg… Romantic Science? Scientific fairy tales? A classic piece

Sperm meets egg… Romantic Science? Scientific fairy tales? A classic piece

Can gender really matter for science? I mean, sure, scientists have gender. But what about the science itself? Like, the actual research and reports? Some people say no way; others aren’t so sure. Meanwhile, this is a compelling piece that has convinced many a skeptic that gender is written into...

Dear Feminist Scientists (and science-y feminists): What do you say to science colleagues who say there is no culture in science?

Dear Feminist Scientists (and science-y feminists): What do you say to science colleagues who say there is no culture in science?

Gap Junction Science received this question for our feminist science community: What do you say to science colleagues who say there is no culture in science, and that science is value-neutral? They say that science is done the same place any place and is value-neutral, which is why feminist considerations...

Welcome beta-testers!

Welcome beta-testers!

Gap Junction Science is undergoing beta-testing with some dedicated and supportive colleagues. Thanks for your help and time, folks!

Dear Feminist Scientists (and Science-y Feminists): Feminist activism or stealth when building a career?

Dear Feminist Scientists (and Science-y Feminists): Feminist activism or stealth when building a career?

Here is a question Gap Junction Science received: “Can I still write feminist articles and volunteer doing feminist things while doing neurofeminism research? I don’t want to have to bail on my activism to keep my stealth until I’m more established, but if that’s what will keep me alive in...

Submit a photo!

Submit a photo!

Do you have a photo for Gap Junction Science to use? We’re looking to populate the site with great visuals from our community. The photo/image should be visually interesting, and somehow evocative of what Gap Junction Science is all about. Even just cool science pics are welcome (let’s be honest...

Feminism and Science: Never the twain shall meet, or BFFs?

Feminism and Science: Never the twain shall meet, or BFFs?

Join Gap Junction Science’s discussions on how feminism and science differ (never the twain shall meet!) and overlap (BFFs = best friends forever). They’re in the General Discussion section of the Forums.

“Department of the Pursuit of Scientific Truth” in Forums now!

“Department of the Pursuit of Scientific Truth” in Forums now!

Check out this classic piece on the experience of going through graduate training in science. It’s in the Resources section of the Forums. Was this like your training?

Egg and Sperm – in the Forums now!

Egg and Sperm – in the Forums now!

A classic piece on gender stereotypes in science, in the Resources section of the Forums. Check it out, and add your thoughts.

Gap Junction Science is now in beta testing!

Gap Junction Science is now in beta testing!

We are incredibly excited to announce that the Gap Junction Science community is now in beta testing!  This is an online destination for scholars, scientists, and others to explore and discuss interactions between feminism and science.  Please pardon our dust as we work out the kinks on this new site....