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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...

Woman + Advisor = Mama? Something’s funny about that math… And we’re not talking ‘haha funny.’ 0

Woman + Advisor = Mama? Something’s funny about that math… And we’re not talking ‘haha funny.’

If you’re a scientist-who-is-a-woman (or another academic-who-is-a-woman), you may have experienced expectations from students to be motherly. And, if – or when – you’re not motherly to your supervisees, they may feel betrayed or angry, as people tend to when norms are broken. Because whether you are an actual mother...

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...