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tags: The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies, feminism, film, movies, entertainment industry, pop culture, cultural observation, Bechdel Test, Allison Bechdel, streaming video The Bechdel Test is a simple way to gauge the active presence of female characters in Hollywood films and just how well rounded and complete those roles are. It was created by…

tags: researchblogging.org, female scientists, science publishing, double-blind review, single-blind review, cultural observation, gender bias, sexism, feminism A microbiologist at work. Image: East Bay AWIS. A few months ago, a controversy occurred in the blogosphere regarding whether scientific papers whose first author is female are discriminated against during the peer-review process, and the suggestion was to…

Feminist Carnival Now Available

tags: blog carnivals, Feminist Carnival The 53rd edition of the Feminist Carnival is now available for you to read and enjoy. I think the host blog, Uncool; In Vino Veritas is quite interesting, so you should plan to stick around for a look after you’ve read the carnival links.

tags: gender bias in science, female scientists, science publishing, sexism, feminism I have been thinking about this problem of reviewer bias against female scientists and have a proposal: all scientists should either choose or be randomly assigned a gender-neutral first name, such as “Lee”, “Alex”, “Jordan”, “Reese” or “Ali” or something like that, followed by…

Women, Science and Writing

tags: researchblogging.org, Female Scientists, science publishing, science blogging, gender bias, sexism, feminism A microbiologist at work. Image: East Bay AWIS. In the wake of the Science Blogging Conference in North Carolina, which I was unable to attend due to financial reasons, The Scientist‘s blog published a piece today that asks “Do Women Blog About Science?”…

SheBlog Carnival Now Available

tags: I and the Bird, blog carnivals The latest edition of the SheBlog carnival is now available. It is interesting to note that this blog carnival will be the featured blog carnival next week on the blog carnival site (does this make sense?).

She Blog Carnival Now Available

tags: she blog carnival, blog carnivals The 7th edition of the She Blog Carnival is now available for you to read. This carnival has some really interesting and important essays, especially the one about the rate of poverty in elderly women.

tags: researchblogging.org, women in science, feminism, gender disparity, academia, career Image: East Bay AWIS. An article was published in today’s issue of Science that explores the reasons that female scientists are not achieving that elusive Principle Investigator (PI) status that is generally thought to be the epitome of success in academe. In short, this article…

She Blog Carnival Now Available

tags: She Blog, blog carnival The second issue of the She Blog blog carnival is now available for you to read and enjoy. The author of this blog carnival says it has received such a tremendous response that she is planning to change it from a once-per-month blog carnival to weekly, to encourage people to…

tags: Carnival of the Feminists, blog carnival The 46th edition of the Carnival of the Feminists is now available for you to read and learn from. In addition to all the other essays they linked to, I am pleased to say that the editor also included an essay that I wrote. So get on over…