Thus Spake Zuska

Archives for December, 2006

29th Carnival of Feminists Is Up!

The 29th Carnival of Feminists is up at The Imponderabilia of Actual Life, and here’s one of the categories: Sexism: In which we look at examples of sexism from all over the world – sometimes blatant, occasionally subtle, often insidious. Some key words for posts in this section: stereotypes, gender bias, toys, pretty, and porn.…

Inky Circus Launchs Inkling Magazine!

If you enjoy reading Inky Circus, then you are probably going to enjoy the latest endeavor from the women who bring you that blog. That is, Inkling Magazine – subtitled, “On the Hunch That Science Rocks!” I particular like this Letter From Science Camp, in which Mike Gretes bares his soul about his love of…

Stereotypes and Subtext: A Wee Primer

Attention, class! You’ll recall that in my About section, I state the following: I wish that I could also say, like Twisy [Faster], that this is not a feminist primer. But Twisty has the luxury of dealing with the rest of the academy (and much of the workforce) that marched bravely forward starting in the…

Our Smiling Faces

Check out the Scienceblogger group portrait! It’s clickable and it’s cool! It also appears in the December/January issue of Seed Magazine, which you can get for free if you subscribe to Seed (thus getting 7 issues for the price of 6). Seed magazine is very nifty and it is not very expensive. And you know…

Looking Blogwards at 2006

I generally resist doing the meme thing, but I saw this one over at See Jane Compute and I liked the idea of it. It’s the year in review, by taking the first sentence of the first blog post of each month. So here goes:

A Very Darwiny Weekend

The weekend’s entertainment slate is All-Darwin, All Weekend. Just in from Netflix is Inherit the Wind, which Mr. Zuska and I will view either this evening or Sunday evening. Saturday afternoon we are planning to visit the Darwin exhibit at the Franklin Institute here in Philadelphia. There are two Galapagos tortoises at the exhibit, and…

So I’m cruising about Scienceblogs to catch up on my Sciblings and I come across this on Aetiology: So, razib relates a recent observation of the apparently rare species hottus chicas scientificas at a local wine bar. Shelley’s ticked: Not sure whether to be more irked that Razib suggests that smart women aren’t hot (and…

Global Warming In The Right World

Today marks the debut of guest-blogger Cynthia Burack at TSZ. A professor at the Ohio State University, Cynthia is a political scientist who tools are feminist political theory and political psychology. We have worked together in the past on several projects, including work on group dynamics and resistance to diversity (see sidebar, NWSA Journal article)…

Is Your Report Biased? How To Tell.

I wonder if Rachel Brenc thinks the Iraq Study Group’s report was biased. After all, of the ten members of the panel who issued the report, nine were all of one gender, with only one of the opposite gender. Oh wait a minute, it’s okay. There were nine penises on the Iraq Study Group, so…

Holiday Gift Guide

The Chronicle of Higher Education published a little tongue-in-cheek holiday gift guide in the December 8 issue. I really liked this item: the Scientific Integrity Calendar, published by the Union of Concerned Scientists and available at their website.