Immigrant Scientists Face Uncertain Future with DACA Repeal

Britteny Watson-Ivey

The Trump administration's decision last week regarding the termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has many immigrant scientists concerned about their futures.

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Nature Suggests UK Follow US Lead on Academic Sexual Harassment. Please Don't.

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

In its July 27th issue, Nature published an editorial encouraging leaders of the UK’s 1752 Working Group on academic sexual harassment to take their lead from the US. Sir Philip was in a lather after astrophysicist Emma Chapman updated  International Conference on Women in Physics on the difficulties of getting universities to publicly acknowledge or privately act on the issue […]

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Men's Health "and" or "vs" Women's Health?

The Edge for Scholars

Advocating for men’s health is not an effort to take attention and resources from women’s health. In fact, men and women benefit from the incorporation of gender into policy.

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Twitter's Scientists Share The Most Awful Sexist Things They Have Experienced

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Gina Baucom has been a long time fly in the ointment of horrible behavior in academia. Today she asked her tweeps to help her with an upcoming presentation by sharing the ‘crappiest things they have heard about a woman’. Twitter shared. And shared. And shared. [View the story “Twitter’s Scientists Share The Most Awful Sexist […]

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Females in Basic Sciences Get Seriously Screwed in Startup Packages. Knowledge is Power, So Plan Your Ask Accordingly.

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

As people begin developing their applications for fall job listings, be keenly aware that there are huge gender gaps in how much money women get in their start up packages. Use this information to know what you need and get it.

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When Polite Isn't Going to Cut It: Calling Out Everyday Sexism at Conferences

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

What do you do when you are at an academic meeting and see the only woman on a panel not being given a chance to speak? If you're Marilee Talkington, you speak up and become an internet superhero.

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An Unexpected Career in Sex and Gender Biology

Dawn Newcomb, PhD

I transitioned to studying how sex hormones drive inflammation. That’s unusual, but it shouldn’t be.

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Queer Science Stories Needed 🌈

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Are you an LGBTQI scientist and a great writer? We need you! In June we are hosting blogs to celebrate Pride Month and your story matters! The more personal we make loss of rights, struggles and successes, the harder it is to deny a rightful place at the table. We’d love to have posts about: The out […]

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No Advances in the Last Decade in Closing the STEM Gender Gap

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

As the total numbers of science doctorates awarded nearly double, the percent of women obtaining these degrees is unchanged after a decade of 'reform' and awareness.

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When anti-harassment policies are designed to fail

Angie NMNH

At so many institutions, the policies ostensibly meant to protect us are actually meant to keep us silent and afraid.

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