Monthly Archive: July 2013

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

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?

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...

CHARMing in Physics Today: Why are his eyes trying to bore into our SOULS?

CHARMing in Physics Today: Why are his eyes trying to bore into our SOULS?

Every month or so, I end up perusing Physics Today (I’m not a physicist but I am around their magazines pretty often). I’ve been really impressed by their apparent commitment to diversity along racial/ethnic, gender, and sexuality lines. Which is why I was so surprised to see this advertisement, just...

Welcome beta-testers!

Welcome beta-testers!

Gap Junction Science is undergoing beta-testing with some dedicated and supportive colleagues. Thanks for your help and time, folks!

Dear Feminist Scientists (and Science-y Feminists): Feminist activism or stealth when building a career?

Dear Feminist Scientists (and Science-y Feminists): Feminist activism or stealth when building a career?

Here is a question Gap Junction Science received: “Can I still write feminist articles and volunteer doing feminist things while doing neurofeminism research? I don’t want to have to bail on my activism to keep my stealth until I’m more established, but if that’s what will keep me alive in...

Submit a photo!

Submit a photo!

Do you have a photo for Gap Junction Science to use? We’re looking to populate the site with great visuals from our community. The photo/image should be visually interesting, and somehow evocative of what Gap Junction Science is all about. Even just cool science pics are welcome (let’s be honest...

Feminism and Science: Never the twain shall meet, or BFFs?

Feminism and Science: Never the twain shall meet, or BFFs?

Join Gap Junction Science’s discussions on how feminism and science differ (never the twain shall meet!) and overlap (BFFs = best friends forever). They’re in the General Discussion section of the Forums.

“Department of the Pursuit of Scientific Truth” in Forums now!

“Department of the Pursuit of Scientific Truth” in Forums now!

Check out this classic piece on the experience of going through graduate training in science. It’s in the Resources section of the Forums. Was this like your training?

Egg and Sperm – in the Forums now!

Egg and Sperm – in the Forums now!

A classic piece on gender stereotypes in science, in the Resources section of the Forums. Check it out, and add your thoughts.

Gap Junction Science is now in beta testing!

Gap Junction Science is now in beta testing!

We are incredibly excited to announce that the Gap Junction Science community is now in beta testing!  This is an online destination for scholars, scientists, and others to explore and discuss interactions between feminism and science.  Please pardon our dust as we work out the kinks on this new site....