Gap Junction Science is oriented towards academic scientists and scholars interested in discussing the meeting points between feminism and science. It’s also a place for anyone else interested in this exploration. Because Gap Junction Science is a place for discussion, here are some community standards.
- There are lots of places to debate, proclaim, or explain the uselessness of science or feminism: Gap Junction Science is not one of them. Accordingly, outright anti-science and/or anti-feminist comments are not welcome on this site. Neither is hate speech, bullying, or harassment (including racism, sexism, classism, ableism, transphobia, homophobia, and others).
- Let’s make this website a model of civil discourse. Of course that includes passionate disagreement, but keep it respectful and productive. Even though Gap Junction Science is the internets, we still have feelings.
- Gap Junction Science is a space for learning and exploration – we’re trying to do something newish: bring science and feminism together. Let’s encourage each other even when we question each other.
- There are already lots of community standards out there. Feministing.com has some great ones. They talk about not tolerating: dismissal, silencing, derailing, malice, and many other problematic actions.
Do you have some other suggestions for intellectually exhilarating engagement? Any favorite standards? Add your comments and suggestions below, or contact us directly.