Dean Burnett: A guide to picking up women that incorporates established science
I read the first paragraph and I though “oh great, another awful article by some douch canoe who views women as nothing more than sexual objects”. I was pleasantly surprised, and you probably will be too (unless you are incapable of understanding sarcasm). It is a funny little read and handles the ridiculous views that many “intelligent” men (and probably women) have about female sexuality and partner selection for what they are: utterly ridiculous. The author says it best at the end of the article: “… if you’re a man reading this and any of these techniques strike you as good ideas, please do try using them. Odds are, it’s probably for the best that you don’t reproduce.” Dean, I couldn’t agree more with you.
Ugh. There were plenty of women who used undergrad to get their Mrs. degree, and I suppose that is their own choice to make, but it always rubbed me the wrong way. Seriously, put yourself (or likely your parents) into thousands of dollars of debt so you can marry-off? But I guess my priorities in life have always been different. The fact that such a highly esteemed university would publish that as “advice” is baffling - unless of course they were just doing it to get higher web traffic. And the way that woman responded to the backlash - that Princeton (or supposedly any highly educated women) were “pricing themselves out of the market” - seriously, are we freakin’ cattle up for auction or something?
As a woman in science - molecular biology/microbiology, no less - some people have insinuated that I might make myself “too smart” or whatever to marry off and breed. Newsflash: not all women (or men) have the desire to marry off or have children. Also, any potential sexual/life partner who can’t deal with the fact that I am probably smarter than him simply because my reproductive organs are internal, well, he just isn’t a potential partner. Period. Spell-checked. Sent to the editor for review.
"All of Kepler’s best capabilities have converged to yield the first solid evidence of a rocky planet orbiting a star other than our sun," said Natalie Batalha, Kepler’s deputy science team lead at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., and primary author of a paper on the discovery accepted by the Astrophysical Journal. "The Kepler team made a commitment in 2010 about finding the telltale signatures of small planets in the data, and it’s beginning to pay off."
And feel free to submit posts to it!
"Adult entertainers were found to have higher self-esteem, a better quality of life and body image, and to be more positive, with greater levels of spirituality. They also had higher levels of sexual satisfaction and, perhaps unsurprisingly, many more partners than other women."
The results of this research challenge the commonly held idea that
people women in the sex industry feel worthless or exploited. The study also found that, contrary to the commonly believed stereotype, women in the porn industry are not more likely to have been sexually abused as children. Sorry society, the “damaged goods” hypothesis may in fact be very incorrect.
Most of the stuff is just re-blogs; my main goal with this project is to get women scientists/aspiring scientists to submit text/images. So, you know, if you fit the criteria, do that.
A paper by Katherine O’Brien and Karen Hopgood explaining why, even though women are entering into the science and technology field in markedly increased numbers, they still perform worse than average in job retention and promotion. The reason: having children and caring for families.
“Getting female students in the doors of university is the easy part. A real measure of success of female participation in engineering and science is their position in the workforce one, two and three decades later, which ultimately must account for women’s role as primary care givers in most families.”
This paper provides several recommendations for how women who are working part-time in the sciences can survive.
Good thing I’m not the mothering type! And men (or other partners): step up and take on more of the responsibility of family-rearing! We need our women scientists to be able to be active in the research community.
This is my side blog dedicated to Tumblr’s women in the sciences. Feel free to submit photos, videos, or whatnots related to your work/interest in the sciences!
Do it. Because science.
So, I was thinking about starting a little side tumblr dedicated to women in the sciences. Basically people could just submit photos of themselves doing science or what not and give a little blurb about their research or studies or future studies. I thought something like this would have already existed, but when I looked I came up with nil. Good idea, bad idea? Suggestions?