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The March for Science… and Politics?

This is a guest post by Anne Fausto-Sterling! The January 21, 2017 Women’s March on Washington, DC was quite the eye-opener. I am not a naïve marcher, since my first such trek to Washington dates back some 60 years to the 10,000 strong 1958 Youth March on Washington for Integrated Schools. So I fully expected […]

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Women, Science and the Stage

Guest Post by Molly Freeman, Artistic Director of Smoking Apples Theater Company. Making theatre from scratch relies on unflinching determination, total belief in what you’re doing, and a good deal of perspiration. But before the lights, the sound, the characters, the plot, the script, the movement, the set, the costumes, the props, the stage itself […]

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Sex, Gender, and the New NIH Policy

In May 2014, the NIH released a new policy mandate requiring equal representation of “sex” in all preclinical research (the research on animals and cellular materials that occurs before clinical trials in humans). I am part of a Harvard-based working group of scientists and science studies scholars that spent the last year reviewing the evidence […]

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Babies and STEM

I am just going to lay this out here. If you want to discuss when we start giving children the message that STEM is for boys and not for girls, you can’t get any earlier than the selection of newborn baby clothes. Cars? Robots? Spaceships? Dinosaurs? For boys! Could we get any clearer? (Editor’s note: […]

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Here she comes to save the day: PIPETGIRL!

Editor’s Note: Here is a guest post by Stacey Ritz. We put it in pink so that people with girl-eyes could read it. ATTENTION WOMEN SCIENTISTS: It’s not our propensity for falling-in-love/being-falled-in-love-with (#distractinglysexy), or all the weeping (I’ve been drinking PBS to rehydrate myself), or our inferior genes, or our lack of original thoughts, or […]

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The particle is the boy and the anti-particle the girl? Ridding physics analogies of heteronormativity

Guest post by Jeremy Bailin, Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy,  University of Alabama! Let’s talk about matter/anti-matter annihilation in the early Universe. Okay, so that’s not normally what you’d expect in a GJS blog. There’s no relation between feminism or sexuality and particles interacting with anti-particles shortly after the Big Bang to turn into […]

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Curious Case of Period Panties: Is the Stereotype of Premenstrual Aggression Empowering or Invalidating of Female Emotion?

Guest post by Tory Eisenlohr-Moul, Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s Reproductive Mood Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Both physical and psychological experiences of the menstrual cycle vary widely, and no one woman has the right to define or narrate the experiences of others. As we share our own menstrual narratives, we must be […]

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Men sent to Mars and women sent to Venus: A thought experiment in honor of the NIH’s upcoming policies on incorporating sex in basic research

Guest post by Stacey Ritz Imagine if you will… It’s the year 2075. After a worldwide search for the hardiest human beings, one man and one woman are selected to colonize other planets: Bob (a chemist from Finland) is sent to Mars, and Flo (a rice farmer from Thailand) is sent to Venus. Each of […]

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The Transparency Project: Ten thoughts on being a female physicist/mathematician/computational scientist

1) Yup, that’s what I do (editor’s note: see title). I don’t like being pinned down into a single discipline/category/niche. That’s me in a nutshell, really. 2) My work is so much fun! I love solving problems, figuring things out, making data tell a story, discovering weird cool things, and knowing that everything around you […]

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Feminist Science Studies Organizations

Guest post by Kgupta Here are some of the feminist science studies organizations that I am aware of: FEMMSS (The Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics and Science Studies) http://femmss.org/ FiSTS (Feminists in Science and Technology Studies): FiSTS is a group connected to the Science and Technology Taskforce of the National Women’s Studies Association https://sites.google.com/site/nwsafists/home […]