Category: Feminism

Stereotype Threats and Women in Science
June 24, 2012 • one comment • 662 views
Feminism, Sex & Gender

When I recently watched the video recording of the panel debate from the Women in Secularism conference (which I posted here), a comment Rebecca Watson made about how gender stereotyping affects performance in mathematics and science caught my interest. She referred to a study mentioned in the book Delusions of Gender. I got the reference […]

Science isn’t Pink!
June 22, 2012 • 2 comments • 601 views
Feminism, Sex & Gender

I “overheard” a discussion on Twitter today about a video on a website run by the European Commission: Research & Innovation titled Science: It’s a girl thing! Click “Watch the teaser” to see the video – and let’s drop the topic of the usage of “teaser” here because … it will be obvious why … anyway […]

Video: The Intersection of Non-theism and Feminism
June 7, 2012 • 2 comments • 398 views
Feminism, Freethought

Posted by @center4inquiry on Twitter today. Moderator: Annie Laurie Gaylor Speakers: Sikivu Hutchinson, Rebecca Watson, Ophelia Benson, and Jennifer McCreight Filmed at the Center for Inquiry’s 2012 Women in Secularism Conference. Copyright 2012 Center for Inquiry Video produced by Adam Isaak with assistance from Bill Goodwin.

Video: Teen Feminist
June 6, 2012 • no comments • 299 views

I like to repost great things from great people. This time it’s a TED talk by a teenage feminist and editor called Tavi Gevinson. Here’s the description going with this video: Fifteen-year-old Tavi Gevinson had a hard time finding strong female, teenage role models — so she built a space where they could find each other. […]

The Pay Gap is Not History … Yet
June 5, 2012 • no comments • 318 views

It’s the year 2012, and women are still treated as second rate employees. The US statistics on the pay gap is out. A woman earns, on average, 77% of what a man earns. If she happens to be African-American, she only earns 61%, Latina women are even worse off: 53%. We’ve been given the impression […]

RadFem 2012 – Fighting Bigotry Works
June 2, 2012 • no comments • 335 views
Feminism, LGBT

Some of you may have noticed the news and blogposts that have been popping up about the RadFem 2012 conference in London. I have avoided posting about it before because there were plenty who did, and I don’t like to give outspoken bigotry too much attention. However I am writing about it now because some […]