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A colleague emailed me notice of an article published 11/1 in the Columbus Dispatch, titled “OSU wants more female scientists.” The first part of the article reads: A new Ohio State University program that aims to help female professors advance in the sciences would lead to discrimination and quotas, the president of a scholars’ group…

Did you know the Association for Women in Science and the Society for Women Engineers asked both presidential campaigns for responses to questions about science and engineering and women’s roles in each. Download the pdf here to see the questions and the candidates responses. Read them through and be edified. (I tried to copy and…

Apparently the blogosphere is abuzz with McCain’s recent disclosure that he has to force himself to use a computer, that the closest he comes to using email is his staffers showing him email, and that his wife makes all the online reservations when they go to the movies (source NYT). This is in stark contrast…

I am an inveterate and unapologetic listener of NPR. I love to feel like I am getting something useful out of being stuck in traffic and I find their reporting to generally be much better and more in-depth than that of the print media. However, this week, All Things Considered’s reporting has really irritated me.…

Stereotype propagation in the NY Times

John Tierney had a piece in Tuesday’s New York Times on “A new frontier for Title IX: Science.” Anyone who’s read anything by Tierney before knows to expect anti-woman idiocy, but the Times dignified his piece by putting it not in the opinion section, but in the science section. And that poor editorial decision makes…