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Charles Darwin’s Correspondence with Women

Guest Author: Samantha Evans, Co-Editor, Charles Darwin Correspondence Project The Darwin Correspondence Project is a long-term academic project publishing all Charles Darwin’s extant correspondence (letters to him and letters from him) in an annotated edition, both in hard-copy and online. We have also published selections of letters, and since the...

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...

GoldieBlox & the Three Blog Posts, Pt. 2

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

GoldieBlox & the Three Blog Posts, Pt. 1

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

Member-Recommended Blog Post: Women, Gender, and Science

Member-Recommended Blog Post: Women, Gender, and Science

Here is a blog post on feminism and science from a University of British Columbia Professor of Nursing… http://blogs.ubc.ca/realscience/

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...

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.

Progressive Science in a regressive world: Guest post

Invited Guest Post by Karen Blair, PhD, University of Utah A few blog posts back, Sari van Anders pointed out that one connection between science and feminism is their seemingly equal ability to bring out nasty comments. In fact, Sari highlighted Lewis’ Law (and science loves laws) that states that...

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...