Category: Dear Feminist Scientists

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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? 5

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...

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“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? 6

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? 3

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...