Tag Archives: women in science

73 of the sexiest Black female scientists

TweetIn response to a Business Insider article published last year, entitled Sexiest Scientists Alive!, that failed to include any Black women, Dr. Kyla McMullen created a list of her own. Her list of Sexy Black Female Scientists combats both the invisibility of Black women in STEM, and the idea that those Black women aren’t sexy. According to [...]
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Happy Birthday, Rachel Carson!

TweetYou may not know who Rachel Carson is. But she changed the air you breathe and the food you eat. Tweet
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Five times Cosmos’ Neil deGrasse Tyson stole my feminist heart

TweetAt first glance, it might seem safe to assume that a documentary series about the science of the universe — from the tiniest atoms to the most distant galaxies — wouldn’t intersect much with feminism or social justice. But that assumption would be wrong if you’re talking about Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and its spectacular host, [...]
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Quick Hit: “Am I actually any good at writing, or was he just supporting me because he was sexually interested in me?”

TweetScience writer Hannah Waters, who is a friend of mine, has a brave and important piece up at LadyBits about her experience being sexually harassed by an editor. Hannah is speaking out now because earlier this week another writer, Monica Byrne, accused the same person, Bora Zivkovic, editor of Scientific American’s blog network, of harassment. As friends and colleagues rally to defend the [...]
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Video: 7th graders rap about Rosalind Franklin, win everything

Tweet What better way to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day than with an amazing rap battle by 7th graders about the often overlooked work of Rosalind Franklin? Tweet
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