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Feminist science: Getting started? 1

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...

Feminism is a theory like evolution is a theory. 0

Feminism is a theory like evolution is a theory.

I know, right?! HOW COULD I EVEN SAY THAT?! Could I be a more worstest person??!? Quickbeforeyouleaveletmeexplain: If you’re a feminist and you say words, you often end up explaining to people why you’re a feminist. Equo pro icqum, if you’re a feminist scientist, you often end up explaining to...

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GoldieBlox & the Three Blog Posts, Pt. 3

Editor’s Note: this is the third of three blog posts about GoldieBlox, the new set of “Engineering Toys for Girls.” See the first (previous) post here, and the second (previous) post here. If you find yourself addicted to reading Gap Junction Science coverage of Science! Toys! for! Girls!, check out...

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GoldieBlox & the Three Blog Posts, Pt. 2

Editor’s Note: this is the second of three blog posts about GoldieBlox, the new set of “Engineering Toys for Girls.” See the first (previous) post here, and the third (final?) post here. If you find yourself addicted to reading Gap Junction Science coverage of Science! Toys! for! Girls!, check out...

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GoldieBlox & the Three Blog Posts, Pt. 1

Editor’s Note: this is the first of three blog posts about GoldieBlox, the new set of “Engineering Toys for Girls.” See the second (next) post here, and the third (final?) post here. If you find yourself addicted to reading Gap Junction Science coverage of Science! Toys! for! Girls!, check out...

Why do some sciences seem more, well, science-y? 8

Why do some sciences seem more, well, science-y?

Do you ever feel like some types of science are more science-y? Like… maybe… physics > chemistry, chemistry > biology, biology >psychology (waaayyy more, right? is psychology even a real science?) (I’m in Psychology so I can make this joke), psychology > anthropology (ok, honestly? anthropology? are we letting everyone...

The Transparency Project: The Science story we tell ourselves, and the science we actually do 0

The Transparency Project: The Science story we tell ourselves, and the science we actually do

Let me start this by saying that I don’t think Science is ‘just’ a story. First off, I don’t think stories are ‘just’ stories – they have a lot of power. Second, I think each approach to knowledge, including science, is uniquely valuable. But any working scientist would have to...

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...