Thus Spake Zuska

Archives for October, 2009

The whole month of October has gone by, and none of the things I promised myself I would finally get around to writing about this month have appeared on my blog. They haven’t even made it out of my cranium into rough draft form on my computer. I didn’t even manage to get a post…

Eric Michael Johnson at The Primate Diaries has a beautifully crafted (and very witty) post taking apart the gender bias in a recent paper on Ardipithecus ramidus and human origins. The post has lots to say about the stupid, leering headlines generated by work on meat provisioning in chimpanzees. I particularly loved this bit of…

Announced on the WMST-L listserv: Women & Science/Technology Policy Seminar in Washington, DC The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) will be holding its Women & Science/Technology Policy Seminar January 4-8, 2010 for women science majors who want to explore what life is like as a science advisor. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for women students…

In August I did some writing about health insurance, and in particular about the Pittsburgh shooting victim whose friends and family held a car wash to help raise funds to pay for her medical expenses. Change.org picked up on that post, and Robin Stelly commented on the Change.org post as follows: Every person at birth…

Maybe This Is Why God Created Comix

By which I mean, this. The comix being, as it were, a bit of solace for Him leaving us to wander about this hideous world choked by gender smog. MAJOR hat tip to Pat at Fairer Science. UPDATE: And for more turning-the-tables fun and shenannigans, be sure to read Peggy’s post on The Sultana’s Dream…

But Plumber Chicks Are HAWT!

Last night I was watching tv with Mr. Zuska and the loathsome Kohler’s “Jo’s Plumbing” commercial came on yet again. Plumbing is one of those trades that have been traditionally dominated by men. Women have struggled to gain access to these well-paying jobs. It is a job that takes a women out, often on her…