Monthly Archive: January 2014

Memoirs by Scientists vs. Memoirs by Women Scientists?

There is an interesting blog post on National Geographic about Memoirs by Scientists.It started via a twitter crowd-sourcing effort to find good examples – as Carl Zimmer noted: “I started thinking about especially good examples–in particular, ones that manage to balance the personal experiences of the author with the professional...

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...

New Fellowship in Feminist Biology (post docs, mid-career, and senior scholars)

New Fellowship in Feminist Biology (post docs, mid-career, and senior scholars)

Here’s an announcement for a really exciting new post doc at the University of Wisconsin Madison in Feminist Biology! Details below, and at this link or in this PDF (Wittig Postdoc flyer 11 13). Wittig Postdoctoral Fellowship in Feminist Biology  Department of Gender & Women’s Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison  The...

A possible answer to the question ‘how is feminist science relevant to physics?’

A possible answer to the question ‘how is feminist science relevant to physics?’

In a recent post, Gap Junction Science discussed how Science is sometimes adjudicated by things other than its use of the scientific method, i.e., by how material its subject matter is, and how much material agency it has. In this way, Physics is often held up as the top of...

Geek Feminism Wiki!

Geek Feminism Wiki!

Found a link to this Wiki in one of the articles Sari posted today! AWESOMENESS. http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Geek_Feminism_Wiki

Graduate training in the sciences: A narrative

Graduate training in the sciences: A narrative

What does scientific training do? Does it do the same things to different people? Is scientific training explicit or are there unspoken goals? This classic piece provides a fascinating, accessible, and very readable narrative about “a young girl called Snehalatha Bhrijbhushan” who lives in “a city in the Orient” and...

Feminist Science Studies Organizations

Feminist Science Studies Organizations

Here are some of the feminist science studies organizations that I am aware of: FEMMSS (The Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics and Science Studies) http://femmss.org/ FiSTS (Feminists in Science and Technology Studies): FiSTS is a group connected to the Science and Technology Taskforce of the National Women’s Studies Association...

Sperm meets egg… Romantic Science? Scientific fairy tales? A classic piece

Sperm meets egg… Romantic Science? Scientific fairy tales? A classic piece

Can gender really matter for science? I mean, sure, scientists have gender. But what about the science itself? Like, the actual research and reports? Some people say no way; others aren’t so sure. Meanwhile, this is a compelling piece that has convinced many a skeptic that gender is written into...

What’s in the Box? Defining Sex and Gender.

What’s in the Box? Defining Sex and Gender.

Guest Author: Zena Sharman, PhD It all started in a windowless hotel conference room in the basement of a Toronto hotel. There was a weirdly patterned carpet and a buffet lunch and that awful, burnt-tasting drip coffee that I couldn’t stop drinking. [1] Finding myself in a windowless hotel conference...