Author: Sari van Anders

Save the Date for Feminist Biology!

Save the Date for Feminist Biology!

Save-the-date for Feminist Biology! Why? Because Anne Fausto-Sterling will be speaking. If hearing one of the key players in feminist biology isn’t enough for you, I just heard her at NeuroGenderings, and she has some amazing new data. Plus, she is a major tweeter (@Fausto_Sterling) and I know that the...

Feminism is a theory like evolution is a theory.

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...

A (soon-to-be) feminist biology post doc tells all! PLUS CAT PHOTOS.

A (soon-to-be) feminist biology post doc tells all! PLUS CAT PHOTOS.

In part 2 of our ongoing investigative journalism here at Gap Junction Science, I interviewed Caroline VanSickle, the holder of the inaugural Wittig post doc in feminist biology at the University of Wisconsin. (In part 1, we described the post doc.) Here’s what soon-to-be Post Doc VanSickle had to say!...

What’s feminist biology doing in that post doc?!

What’s feminist biology doing in that post doc?!

By now, you may have heard of the inaugural post doc in feminist biology at the University of Wisconsin, from Gender & Women’s Studies. Don’t go rushing to apply now – the due date is past. But what happened with it? And why did they do it? And how? Who...

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...

Thinks your feminist science thoughts with us! In writing!

Thinks your feminist science thoughts with us! In writing!

At Gap Junction Science, we’re interested in what the feminist science community has to say. Whether you’re a feminist scientist or a science-y feminist, consider adding your voice to our site. Isn’t there something you really want to write about? You know there is! That thing! If only there was...

Can a questionnaire be feminist?

Can a questionnaire be feminist?

So let’s be honest: obviously I’m not going to ask that question if the answer is ‘no’ because that would be pretty boring and random and not very useful. Like, how about we have a post about whether a cactus is feminist (answer = huh?); that would be really useful....

The Natural History Museum (cue conflicted feminist science music)

Ok, so The Natural History Museum (cue conflicted music). You’re all like: Please. No. Not my natural history museum. FOR THE LOVE OF DEITY X, LEAVE ME SOMETHING TO HOLD ONTO. You’re like: put the natural history museum down and. back. away. slowly. And I’m like: what? I can’t hear you...

The Transparency Project: The scientific panel as a place for feminist science practice

Just recently, I enjoyed reading a great blog post about gender diversity in the constitution of conference panels here. Long story short: Jenny Martin, who runs the blog cubistcrystal, wrote about intervening in the lack of gender diversity on conference panels in her field of crystallography. It’s a great post; well-written,...

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...