Tag Archives: Feminism

Will Crowdfunding Propel Our Female Scientists?

Tweet Coral reefs everywhere are waiting for Alexis to meet the Zeiss. The Zeiss Ultra55 is an electron microscope and Alexis Weinnig is a 25-year old marine scientist specializing in coral conservation. They haven’t met yet, and that’s pretty bizarre because Alexis works on uncovering the elemental composition of corals, a procedure that relies on [...]
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Celebrity Photo Leak: Sexism Surfaced

Tweet August just couldn’t end on a good note. After the severely troubling and still continuing issues in Ferguson, the internet ran amok with nude photos – stolen photos – of multiple celebrities, a crime that swept the front pages of every news site I’ve come across and filled my twitter feed with responses ranging [...]
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The War on Women: Alive & Well

TweetIt may be the 21st century, but don’t kid yourselves: the war on women is alive and well. And it’s about time that we stop ignoring it. Of course, the majority of people who read this will write it off as another “feminist rant,” or perhaps a list of outliers. But you see, that’s the [...]
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When Things Go Haywire, Send in the Women

TweetI’m obsessed with female leaders and their portrayal in entertainment. Are great women leaders seen as ruthless? Sexy? Brittle and sarcastic? Or are they kind, but firm, leading through inspiration instead of intimidation. For me, creating a compelling female character is tricky. Too many portrayals of women in popular culture repeat outdated stereotypes or reinforce [...]
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Making them work for it: Overcoming the patriarchy of the dating game

TweetWhile on vacation recently with a good friend, I asked an intelligent and thoughtful guy we’d recently met if he would think less of a woman if she had sex with him on the first date.  Without hesitation he responded, “I expect [women] to make me work for it.” While I wish I could say [...]
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