Category: Dear Feminist Scientists

Dear Feminist Scientists: How do you speak truth to gender binaries on questionnaires?

As part of our ongoing “Dear feminist scientists and science-y feminists” series, we have a new question to answer! Ashley Symons writes My department’s general consent forms still ask participants’ ‘gender’ and then provide a binary male/female option. Is it being nit-picky that this bothers me? If you were a...

Dear Feminist Scientists (and Science-y Feminists): Do you need a feminist supervisor to do graduate work in feminist science?

Dear Feminist Scientists (and Science-y Feminists): Do you need a feminist supervisor to do graduate work in feminist science?

  This is another installment of “Dear Feminist Scientists (and Science-y Feminists).” Yes, we are still working on a less clunky name, but this one is growing on us. Anyway, a graduate student recently wrote to ask us (and you!): Do you need a feminist supervisor to do graduate work...

“Normal” is, well, normal… right?

  We have an ongoing series, here at Gap Junction Science, where people can write in with their questions. The series is called, with admirable concision, “Dear Feminist Scientists and Science-y Feminists.” Here is an older installment and here is another one. You can submit your questions here! To keep...

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...

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...