A.K. Whitney @jetgirl ?active 2 years, 1 month ago
So many women hate having their picture taken, because all they can see is their flaws. Add a visible disability, and the problem gets even worse:
Must even math jokes come with a side of rape and violence against women?
Asking your math professor for help — rude?
Breaking up is hard to do, especially with less-than-pleasant calc professors:
Learning math is hard enough, so why is it okay for profs and books to skip steps?
When you dread calculus word problems as much as seeing parking enforcement hovering around your almost-expired meter: http://onefemalegaze.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/mathochism-the-meter-maids-of-math/ When taking calculus starts feeling like you’re a tribute in “The Hunger Games,” it may be time for a change: http://onefemalegaze.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/mathochism-calculus-in-panem/ Validation from the universe feels really good, especially when you’ve had to make a really tough [...]
Learning math is not just a feminist act, but an obsession:
A discouraging professor is one thing — a bad book is another.What if you’re dealing with both:
Failing a test you really studied for is hard, but how the professor treats you afterward can be even harder:
How do you establish rapport with a prof who thinks you should just give up?
Resting on one’s laurels is one thing — looking back at them to re-establish confidence is another:
As you get into higher levels of math, is it normal to forget how to add?
How beastly tests can undermine even the most tenacious student’s confidence:
How does one deal with a professor who gives tests far harder than the lectures and homework might suggest?
Next time some jerk tells me to make me a sandwich, I’ll make him one of these:
Also, can you limit infinity?
I’ve been trying to prove to myself that I don’t suck at math, and that, for that matter, women don’t suck at math. I’m looking for women who are or have studied math, taught it, etc. for a book I’m writing. Any Feministing community members in STEM who want to talk, please read this last [...]