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I cannot even believe this happened. Henry Louis Gates – Harvard professor, scholar extraordinaire (pdf), race theorist, PBS series host on African American Lives, most famous contemporary American black academic before Obama (maybe) – was arrested on July 16 for breaking and entering. INTO HIS OWN HOUSE. BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE IDIOTS. Read the story here.…

We’re now at the end of the month of June, which Sheril inspired many of us to think about violence towards women and girls. We have had a few posts on the subject this month, but I can’t help but think about all the stories that will never be voiced, all the violent men who…

Need help in overcoming my inner guilt

There is irony in doing research on women engineering faculty members, and being a woman faculty member in engineering. One side of my brain tells me that the research says women (and men) who self-sacrifice for their students and colleagues burn themselves out, and instead should figure out how to say no more often; the…

Isis and Sheril are having a discussion about some of Sheril’s email. She recently got a question from a reader, who queries: Hi Sheril, I read with interest your article on ‘women and science’ in the Discover website. Can I ask, from your perspective, what you think of this study suggesting that men are smarter…

A feminist or not a feminist? A rant.

Blogger Feministx popped over the other day to visit and leave a comment on SW’s “goody goody” post. I hadn’t read Feministx before, but she claims she “started my blog with the intention of focusing on feminist concerns, but lately I have taken to writing about the biological basis of human behavior.” Feministx invited Sciencewomen…