Tagged: neuroscience

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Um, there’s some rape culture in my neuroanatomy…

When I was in graduate school, I took a human neuroanatomy class. It was both awesome and boring. Why boring? Because decades of people had mistreated their donated cadavers so that, by the time I came along, students weren’t allowed to dissect cadavers anymore if they were non-med school classes...

Even the cows are male: Impacts of gender/sex policy on grant apps 0

Even the cows are male: Impacts of gender/sex policy on grant apps

What happens when grant institutes ask applicants whether they are considering gender and sex? Joy Johnson, Zena Sharman, Bilkis Vissandjee, and Donna E. Stewart found out. But they’re not just your everyday run-of-the-mill finder-outers: Dr. Johnson is the Scientific Director of the Institute of Gender and Health (IGH, one of...

When Feminism Met Neuroscience… at a conference. 0

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...

Gender, Neuroscience, & PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) 0

Gender, Neuroscience, & PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)

One of our members, Mallory Bowers, has an interesting post called “(en)Gendering psychiatric disease: what does sex/gender have to do with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?” It’s up on the Neuroethics Blog. It starts out: As I’ve become more entrenched in the PTSD field, I’ve been struck by the prominent sex/gender...

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On the Preponderance of Breast-Like Referents in Bioscience, or, BOOBIES EVERYWHERE!

I suppose this post doesn’t have the least sensationalist title, but – honestly – it’s accurate. Do I know that they’re actually called breasts? Yes. One of my academic homes in sex research. But ‘boobies’ is way funnier than breasts, as every human person knows. And also more appropriate terminology...

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Progressive Science in a regressive world: Guest post

Invited Guest Post by Karen Blair, PhD, University of Utah A few blog posts back, Sari van Anders pointed out that one connection between science and feminism is their seemingly equal ability to bring out nasty comments. In fact, Sari highlighted Lewis’ Law (and science loves laws) that states that...