Tag: feminism

An Important Anniversary

Today is the 43rd anniversary of Griswold vs. Connecticut, the case in which a woman’s right to privacy was first affirmed by the US Supreme court. Griswold v. Connecticut involved a Connecticut law that prohibited […]

Skeptical Tuesday

Two skeptical things to read for Tuesday: The Skeptic’s Circle is up at Andrea’s blog! Check it out! And– I’ve written a long navel-gazing post at Skepchick about race, skepticism, and the F word. Photo […]

My employee said the N word

OMG. This is one of the challenges I didn’t foresee when I became a manager. I’m not sure why I was so naive. Did I think everyone who worked for me would be super-cool folks […]

An interesting Tenure Battle at U of M

Tenure. There is no word scarier to an academic. The ways in which tenure is awarded are secretive, never written or explicit, and often biased. At University of Michigan, a woman with a joint appointment […]

I am a gender traitor

As someone who has a long history of marching for causes, I am pretty geeked about having a black man and a white woman running as candidates for president. I also am really annoyed with […]

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Weekly WTF: More Michigan Stupidity

Waggle of the antennae to Feministing for the tip: Feminism is to blame for forcing women go to college. WTF is going on with college kids in Michigan? This article was in a student newspaper […]

This made me very mad

…and I’m trying to decide what to do about it. I got my page proofs last night for a journal article in an Entomological Society of America journal. Yay!  But here’s what pissed me off […]

Will the internet doom us all?

I read a very interesting book review today at the Academic Commons. “Andrew Keen insists he is neither anti-technology nor anti-progress. Yet this veteran of the dot com era begins his recent book, The Cult […]

The B word

So, for those of you like me who have zero interest in professional sports that don’t involve soccer or a bicycle: a nasty sexual harassment suit is going on, and the word “bitch” has been […]