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The divine right of penis

I thought this was pretty funny. But then I realized that this was the answer to the whole problem of the political assault on women by Republicans. If they don’t give a damn about women’s rights in the first place, we just have to reframe the whole question: Rick Perry and the whole lot of…

Paula Kirby kicks butt

I’ve got some flyin’ to do — you’ll be hearing from me after I arrive in Honolulu, with reports on sun, sand, and science from the West Coast Regional Meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology all this coming weekend — but for now you can enjoy this fine article by Paula Kirby. If there…

As a member of the professoriate, I like to think that we are egalitarian and do our very best to correct the social inequities that are so prevalent outside of our relatively benevolent, enlightened institutions. Only…not. It looks like women get screwed over in academia, too. The gender gap in faculty pay cannot be explained…

You would think Canadian universities would be particularly sensitive on the issue of discrimination against women scientists and engineers—it is, after all, where the École Polytechnique murders occurred in 1989 (major trigger warning! That is the coroners report, containing a detailed, dispassionate description of a man hunting down and butchering women), one of the most…

It’s a tough look to pull off

Admit it. You all have wanted to see Daniel Craig in a dress. That’s a fantastically effective spot, and also…Craig looks damned good in that dress. Another interesting thing is that the MRAs are enraged by it. I did think this comment was amusing: Craig’s Bond is faggy anyway. Sean Connery not only would’ve NEVER…

And it’s all your fault!

Several readers have noticed that lately we’ve had a plague of whiny, entitled, childish Men’s Rights Activists in the comments. They’re usually clueless and petty and annoying…and now I’ve found out why. And the source of my information is unimpeachable: it’s Whirled Nut Daily. According to Kay Hymowitz, whose new book, “Manning Up,” was featured…

It’s got to be rough. On the one hand, you’ve got monsters like Tucker Max or Joe Francis (the Girls Gone Wild guy) hitting on you hard, expecting you to respond with instinctive lordosis so they can grapple you in amplexus; and on the other hand you’ve got the Nice Guys, who think that buttering…

Vignette from the grading wars

I just finished off one big chunk of grading, and on this exam, as is my custom, I give students a few bonus points with an easy question at the end. It is also my custom every year to have one of those easy questions be, “Name a scientist, any scientist, who also happens to…

Ms Magazine makes amends

Jen McCreight has published a solid response to the clueless anti-atheist article in Ms magazine…and it’s in Ms magazine. It’s good stuff, too, with a list of all the godless women the original article ought to have consulted.

Too true

Hey, I’ve seen this phenomenon a few times. Read the whole thing. It’s got a happy (?) ending! With a kitten!