Science Needs Women:
For Women in Science; the L’Oreal Foundation
I’m sharing this video on any platform I can because when I first found it last week it had something like 1,400 views, but it’s the most beautifully produced and succinctly narrated video addressing some of the most complicated issues facing women in STE(A)M fields I’ve found yet.
I’m sharing this for every time I’m called a “feminazi.”
…for every time I’m told that my concerns aren’t valid, our that our issues are imagined.
…for every time I hear “women just don’t like science,” or worse - “women just aren’t good at science.”
…for every time we’re told that we can have a family or a career, but not both - and for every time we feel like we have to decide between the two.
…and because we need more women mentors in these fields to stand up for issues that are not “women’s issues” - these are people issues that affect our collective society as a whole.
The women in this video are my heroes and they should be your heroes, too.
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"Check out these spaceships! Aren’t they cool!"
Alright, I can understand you're arguments well. Let me first say that I only sent you the message because I am a follower who really enjoys your blog, but I feel it's important for people to know that Anita is not a nice person. I understand that a lot of the redditors and so fourth that threaten her are not her, but a majority of the "serious threats" that she discusses are actually her. As a fellow research scientist, I understand you skepticism with new ideas, and I must apologize for (1/2)
Appended: “Also as a side note, let me make it absolutely clear I do NOT approve of threats made against Anita. I only think she is a bad person and most of her criticisms are unwarranted and half truths. Maybe instead of dismissing criticisms as “desperate straight white men” and “male tears”, do approach the subject with skepticism and try to get an idea of why people are making the critiques that they are. I thank you for that page you linked though, it has a lot of interesting points I shall consider.”
[I wrote a longer response to this, but thought it was excessive. Also, I think perhaps one of your messages got lost there somewhere…]
In that case, I’m sorry if I was too hasty in my assumption. But the kind of people who stalk someone’s twitter timeline and harass people who retweet things are the same kind of people who would send anon messages to random rebloggers elsewhere on the internet. I’ve seen it happen. And that isn’t the kind of behaviour I tolerate. Clearly, you are not simply some random. That was my assumption and my mistake, and I apologise.
In honesty though:
Ps: You say there’s evidence? Show me. Use a private browsing/incognito window if you wish to retain your anonymity.
Metaphorical. Though I was momentarily tempted to pretend that I’ve secretly been a dragon all along…
Every time in the past when I’ve been without that for whatever reason, it’s always made me so anxious. I think perhaps it’s bad for my health…
And another tag. I’ve been slow. Thank you kindly, null-hypothesis.
Five random facts about me:
Tag people? Tag people.
Feel free to write some stuff about yourself. Or not. You know, whatever’s clever.
Courtesy of jennhoney – thanks for the tag, Lolly Waffle!
So I guess I should tag people? Feel free to answer and stuff. Or not. You know, whatever I guess…