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Female Science Professor has posted a checklist – “Kind of like Sexism Bingo, but in list form.” – and asked for additions. I was going to offer a few additions, but I thought “all that crap happened a thousand years ago, when I was an undergrad/grad student. I’ll just read this list of new stuff…

If you read my entry on How to Feed 4 on a Food Stamp Budget and were at all engaged in the comments thread, then I would highly recommend you read Sharon Astyk’s post Eating Poor. Her post is fantastic, informative, thought-provoking, challenging.

Samia has a very thoughtful analysis of that whole Boobquake biz…I’d recommend you read it first before going on with this post. I love Samia because she is witty, she always makes me think, and often helps me see when I am missing big, important issues. But I am not sure I am in agreement…

Ed Yong of Not Exactly Rocket Science has a fascinating post summarizing a recent research paper that shows how objectification silences women. As Saguy [the lead researcher] explains, “When a woman believes that a man is focusing on her body, she narrows her presence… by spending less time talking.” There are a few possible reasons…

Professor in Training is working on a faculty website design and asks the following: I’m in the process of designing my own page and also a separate set of pages for my lab. I know the type of stuff I want in both of these but I was looking for feedback from both current and…

Earlier this month, while I was distracted managing mom’s transition from assisted living to hospital stay to rehab and preparing to escape for my annual beachy vacation, a new star was added to the Scibling firmament. And she’s a shiny one. I’m talking about Sharon Astyk, writer of Casaubon’s Book. I like pretty much every…

Can We Talk About Science? I Mean, Really?

You should never, ever criticize something a New Atheist says about science and religion. Never tell them maybe it’s not the best idea in the world to just go on about science/evolution + religion in whatever way, at whatever time, in whatever manner, for whatever reasons. In fact, you cannot criticize the speech of New…

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…

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…

Another Good Reason To Brush Your Hair

Because you do not want them to think you’re crazy. Also, do NOT put on that hospital nightgown, no matter what they say. Mind Hacks gives us another perspective on patriarchal norms for female appearance. Don’t run out to the convenience store without brushing your hair, make sure to always dress well, or else you’ll…