Tagged: objectivity

The March for Science… and Politics?

This is a guest post by Anne Fausto-Sterling! The January 21, 2017 Women’s March on Washington, DC was quite the eye-opener. I am not a naïve marcher, since my first such trek to Washington dates back some 60 years to the 10,000 strong 1958 Youth March on Washington for Integrated...

Exploring Different Methods and Approaches to Doing Feminist Biomedical Science

Guest Post by Sarah Singh and Ineke Klinge! As Heather Shattuck-Heidorn explains in her recent post, scientific researchers, particularly in the health sciences, are being required by funding institutions to consider the concepts sex and/or gender in their research. Despite the introduction of these requirements, as Sari van Anders [Editor’s...

Is subjectivity biased?

Okay, not surprisingly, the answer to whether subjectivity is biased is ‘no’. LET’S GO HOME! Just kidding! Remember math tests? It wasn’t the answer at the end, but how you got there. Ok, so science: you’ve got your objectivity and your subjectivity. We’re supposed to be all: objectivity is the...

Swimming up from scientism

One of the tricky things about inviting feminism and science to the same party is that most of us scientists are swimming in ‘scientism.’ Scientism refers to the belief that science is better than all other forms of knowledge acquisition (epistemologies), or even that science is the only legitimate way to learn about, well,...

Science and hip hop

One of my favorite songs ever is Mathematics by Mos Def. There’s the line that is dear to my heart, though I don’t rhyme or rap, because it articulates how intertwined culture and science need to be: “You wanna know how to rhyme you better learn how to add It’s...

Dear Feminist Scientists (and science-y feminists): What do you say to science colleagues who say there is no culture in science?

Dear Feminist Scientists (and science-y feminists): What do you say to science colleagues who say there is no culture in science?

Gap Junction Science received this question for our feminist science community: What do you say to science colleagues who say there is no culture in science, and that science is value-neutral? They say that science is done the same place any place and is value-neutral, which is why feminist considerations...

“Department of the Pursuit of Scientific Truth” in Forums now!

“Department of the Pursuit of Scientific Truth” in Forums now!

Check out this classic piece on the experience of going through graduate training in science. It’s in the Resources section of the Forums. Was this like your training?

Egg and Sperm – in the Forums now!

Egg and Sperm – in the Forums now!

A classic piece on gender stereotypes in science, in the Resources section of the Forums. Check it out, and add your thoughts.