Posts Tagged ‘science’

What’s the Gender of Your Default Scientist?

Before and After.
Geek Feminism Blog points to a really interesting exercise that has "seventh-graders  draw and describe their image of scientists before and after a visit to Fermilab." Several of the students modified the gender of their illustrated scientists after a visit to the lab. Others, uh, didn't. Here's the blog's breakdown of the [...]

Sexist Comments of the Week: “Reverse” “Discrimination” Edition

For this edition of Sexist Comments of the Week, I cede the floor to my honorable colleague from Ontario, Chanda. Chanda really knows what the eff she's talking about when it comes to sexism in the sciences, so she's the perfect person to respond to the male scientist who reported being 'rankled' by a dinner [...]

Male Scientist “Rankled” By Dinner for Women Scientists

Submitted (mostly) without comment: An e-mail message sent to the Female Science Professor blog:
On a department-wide email list for all post-docs, I received an invitation to an event that was not addressed to me. The email was addressed only to women; it invited women to attend a women's scientific society dinner held on the [...]

The Morning After: Sex and the City Isn’t Gay Edition

* Zack Rosen at The New Gay on the assumption that gay men love Sex and the City: "assumptions about my relationship to SATC make me about as angry as being called fabulous," he writes. "We’ve all gone on bad dates or slept with someone who never called us [...]

“Ex-Gays” Search In Vain for “Gay Center of the Brain”

Last week, Montgomery County high schoolers brought home an extra special science lesson with their report cards: A flier from Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX) informing parents that their gay kids don't have to stay that way.

Obama’s Remarks on Stem Cells

The ban has been lifted. In a presser from Health and Human Services:
" . . . in recent years, when it comes to stem cell research, rather than furthering discovery, our government has forced what I believe is a false choice between sound science and moral values. In this case, I believe the two are [...]

Obama to Lift the Stem Cell Ban

Stem cell or merely stem? You decide.
Finally, ladies! Our extracted fertilized embryos can go toward a good cause, instead of feeding widespread speculation as to our personal sanities. President Obama is to lift restrictions on stem cell research any minute now, the AP reports:

Lady Parts Mystery: Revealed!

I am often amazed at how little I know about my own lady parts. The other day, I was asked to estimate how many eggs a woman is born with. I guessed 400. The answer is closer to a couple million. That got me thinking: How are these eggs made? Where do they go? And [...]