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Misogyny? In Nature you say?
November 23, 2011 • 2 comments • 599 views

A couple of months back a strange article titled “Womanspace” appeared on Nature’s website. It is an impressive piece of misogynist shit. Claimed by the author, Ed Rybicki, in a comment to be “tounge-in-cheek”: Ed Rybicki said: I wrote this tongue-in-cheek, but I swear I’ve witnessed my daughter entering Womanspace recently: she’s 16, and has […]

TV: Terra Nova
November 15, 2011 • no comments • 454 views

In late September a new TV show appeared on FOX. A show with dinosaurs! Yes, it is a bit like Jurassic Park—in many ways. I have seen it described as a cross between Jurassic Park and Lost. That may be true for the first episode or two, but after seven? … I’m not so sure. […]

#MenCallMeThings Round-up
November 14, 2011 • 2 comments • 688 views
Feminism, Sexism

For a little while now the hashtag #mencallmethings has been very busy on Twitter. The hashtag was started by blogger Sady Doyle last Monday. This hashtag has spawned a number of articles and blogposts. I have gone through the tweets and collected the most relevant links. Yes, it did take me several hours! Here they […]

LGBT Engineers
November 9, 2011 • no comments • 286 views

A link to this great article from the American Society for Engineering Education was posted on Twitter just now by Andrea James (@jokestress). The article is titled: Secrets Are Out — Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender engineers are no longer willing to hide their true selves. It tells the story of professor emerita Lynn Conway […]