Tag Archives: women in science

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetArizona introduces bill to prosecute transgender people for using the “wrong” bathroom. Esquire editor says women are “ornamental” and like “cool cars.” But it’s cool, because they feature old women like Cameron Diaz. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus explains that his party lost the women’s vote because they didn’t reach out to “emotional” voters. [...]
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Physicist Fabiola Gianotti is the second woman shortlisted for Time’s POY

Tweet I think we’d be remiss if we didn’t give a proper shout-out to the 5th runner up for Time’s Person Of the Year (POY), physicist  Fabiola Gianotti, part of the team that discovered the Higgs Boson particle in July. Remember? Here’s a refresher: According to the Standard Model, the Higgs boson is the only manifestation of an [...]
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Zombie Marie Curie speaks the truth

TweetLast Friday, I dedicated at Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah to women in science, and from the looks of the comments section and my email inbox, we have a fair few scientists in the Feministing community. It was great to see so many of you sharing stories and advice about how to survive and thrive as [...]
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Female professors at MIT see progress, new challenges

TweetTwelve years ago, MIT released a study on the status of women faculty in science, finding “subtle but pervasive” discrimination. According to the New York Times, this study led to a national focus on increasing opportunities for women in science. Now, the school has performed an evaluation that shows that progress has been made and [...]
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What We Missed

TweetA new study finds that a 24-day regimen on The Pill (that specifically has drospirenone, a type of progestin) may be more effective in preventing pregnancy than your standard 21-day cycle. The LA Sheriff’s office received 100 hours of video footage of disabled women being sexual assaulted. New research shows that women with PhDs in [...]
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