EducationFeminism

When Sexism is Subtle in Academia

We have a new journal club in our department where we cover lots of papers on topics about science and science education. We’re a pretty diverse group, and so I’m always learning and enjoying the discussions. Recently, we covered a paper called “Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students” …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 12 January 2014

Satanic Temple wants to put up a statue in front of the Oklahoma Capitol! Good morning everyone, enjoy this and more in today’s Required Readings! Satanic Temple unveils 7-foot goat-headed Baphomet statue for Oklahoma Capitol – something I doubt will in the end be done, but it sure would be …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 12 December 2013

Religion! Women! Minorities! Universal Childcare! Other hot-button topics! All in today’s required readings. People home-schooled by religious parents are starting to fight back. The New York Times weighs in on solutions to bringing more women and minorities into STEM. Childcare is key to a healthy economy and society, say UK …

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Required Readings

Why Are There So Few Women In Science?: Required Reading, 3 October 2013

The New York Times today published a long-form essay by Eileen Pollack entitled Why Are There Still So Few Women In Science? The essay is so interesting and thought-provoking, that I’d like to break with form and suggest this as your only required reading today. What thought did it provoke in …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 5 September 2013

The mystery of women…in science. Jury sides with deaf medical student. Social media informing college choice. Good morning, teachers and learners! Here are today’s required readings. Mystery of the Missing Women in Science – Natalie Angier examines the stereotypes and barriers to having more girls enter the science fields. Deaf …

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Critical ThinkingEducation

Pope Francis speaks at World Youth Day: Gay clergy good. Women bad.

Students and youths from all over the world recently flocked to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for World Youth Day. Initiated in 1986 by Pope John Paul II, this event takes place each Palm Sunday at local levels, and internationally every two to three years.   What is World Youth Day? …

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