Author: Sari van Anders

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...

The Top 10 Not-List for Feminist Science

If you’re like me, then this is grading grading crunch crunch time. Therefore, who has time to write some long snarky blog post? Who has time to read it? Ergo, my Top 10 Not-List for Feminist Science. It’s not long, but it’s definitely snarky. Here you go! 1. Don’t make...

GoldieBlox & the Three Blog Posts, Pt. 3

Editor’s Note: this is the third of three blog posts about GoldieBlox, the new set of “Engineering Toys for Girls.” See the first (previous) post here, and the second (previous) post here. If you find yourself addicted to reading Gap Junction Science coverage of Science! Toys! for! Girls!, check out...

3.5 feminist evolutionary psychologists walk into a blog…

I think it’s fair to say that evolutionary psychology is a field that people hold strong opinions about. It’s a field some folks love to love, and a field that some folks love to hate. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. (Remember when Charles...

Dear Feminist Scientists (and Science-y Feminists): Do you need a feminist supervisor to do graduate work in feminist science?

Dear Feminist Scientists (and Science-y Feminists): Do you need a feminist supervisor to do graduate work in feminist science?

  This is another installment of “Dear Feminist Scientists (and Science-y Feminists).” Yes, we are still working on a less clunky name, but this one is growing on us. Anyway, a graduate student recently wrote to ask us (and you!): Do you need a feminist supervisor to do graduate work...

New fellowship/post doc for feminist biology in the Resources section!

New fellowship/post doc for feminist biology in the Resources section!

Check it out here! Feminist biology for scholars at almost any career level at UW Madison in the Resources section.

Why do some sciences seem more, well, science-y?

Why do some sciences seem more, well, science-y?

Do you ever feel like some types of science are more science-y? Like… maybe… physics > chemistry, chemistry > biology, biology >psychology (waaayyy more, right? is psychology even a real science?) (I’m in Psychology so I can make this joke), psychology > anthropology (ok, honestly? anthropology? are we letting everyone...