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Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology- October 7, 2016

Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology October 7, 2016 Featured Speakers: Marlene Zuk, Kathryn Clancy, Molly Carnes, and Ann Fink Registration Now Open!

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Exploring Different Methods and Approaches to Doing Feminist Biomedical Science

As Heather Shattuck-Heidorn explains in her recent post, scientific researchers, particularly in the health sciences, are being required by funding institutions to consider the concepts sex and/or gender in their research. Despite the introduction of these requirements, as Sari van Anders [Editor’s note: Hi! that’s ME!] summarizes in her review of Johnson et al., (2014), […]

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Feminist Biology Post Doc/Sabbatical!

Here is a new posting for that Feminist Biology postdoc/sabbatical position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison! This is the second year, and it seems like a great opportunity. Here is the link! Wittig Postdoc ad 09 15 Some details: “The Wittig Postdoctoral Fellows Program in Feminist Biology offers the opportunity to combine research in a […]

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Medicine (yay!) vs. Medicalization (boo!)

Once, an undergraduate student told me she was experiencing depression, but that she had been concerned about telling me she was on anti-depressants. Why worry about telling me? I asked. She explained that she was worried I would think badly of her for using meds. I sat there, stunned, frantically running over the entirety of […]

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Is subjectivity biased?

Okay, not surprisingly, the answer to whether subjectivity is biased is ‘no’. LET’S GO HOME! Just kidding! Remember math tests? It wasn’t the answer at the end, but how you got there. Ok, so science: you’ve got your objectivity and your subjectivity. We’re supposed to be all: objectivity is the best! subjectivity is the worst! […]

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How don’t you know what you don’t know?!

True story: when I was a graduate student, I supervised a sort of mini-lab of undergraduates. For reasons that are completely opaque to me know but I’m sure made a lot of sense then, one of these students told me and my partner how his father would be like (and please read the following in […]

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Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology!

Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology Join us October 10 – 11 as we consider how to uncover and reverse gender bias in biology Keynote speakers: Anne Fausto-Sterling, Brown University Sari van Anders, University of Michigan Featured speaker: Caroline VanSickle, Wittig Postdoctoral Fellow in Feminist Biology, University of Wisconsin—Madison Open to faculty from all disciplines, researchers, […]

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Feminist science: Getting started?

Have you ever wondered where to get started with feminist science? Wonder no more! Here is an epic list from all sorts of smart people in various disciplines — who are, full disclosure, some of my Facebook friends willing and generous enough to give their thoughts on starting points in about 5 seconds or less. […]

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When Feminism Met Neuroscience… at a conference.

A  bunch of scholars from various disciplines met up at NeuroGenderings III just this past May to discuss the intersections between neuroscience and feminism. Did you miss it? Well, fret not! Because a summary of events is posted! Click here to see what happened, who said what, and why NeuroGenderings IV should be on your […]

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Institutionalizing sex differences: Room for nuance

If you’re interested in feminist science, you, like me, probably heard about the recent U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH) call to balance sex of subjects in relevant studies. For example, Janine Clayton and Francis Collins write: The NIH is now developing policies that require applicants to report their plans for the balance of male […]