Category Archives: Gender Issues

Really Trying

Can’t have it all when you’re trying to please everyone, in fact, you can’t have anything except for grabbed spots of time and pieces of a life with small projects geared to please others. Pleasing others, it does suck you … Continue reading

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New Site on History of Women in Science

Just came across Tumblr blog on History of Women in Science. It’s quite good and can be used in  slide show format to relay briefs on women scientists in history from 2200+BCE on.  I learned something, two women scientists in early 1950s … Continue reading

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The notable and the few, popular science books by women

I recently came across the August 6th post by science writer Jo Marchant in The Guardian’s Notes & Theories; Dispatches from the science desk. The Guardian is a British publication however, the perspective is pretty much universal as she mentions US … Continue reading

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These days

These days I’ll focus on one arena of physics that women are prolific in (numbers and pubs), that is astronomy. Yes there are a number of women gladly occupying small posts or large enough ones such as Jill Carter of … Continue reading

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Women, the Hard Sciences and engineering

I thought I’d put down a few words on the subject of women in the hard sciences – namely physics, mathematics. Not trying to rehash old discrimination stuff, however, I think it relevant to the world of physics that there are … Continue reading

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Mileva Maric; Promise Thwarted

PBS.Org Mileva Maric – Einstein’s Wife PBS has compiled a history site devoted to Mileva Maric, the first wife of Albert Einstein who was herself a woman of tremendous intellect and promise. Much speculation has been made about how much … Continue reading

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Understanding the math based sciences and women

PNAS.org, Understanding current causes of women’s underrepresentation in the sciences. And.. this is one year old news also, but the results expressed below are still not widely known. In February 2010 the results of a study on underrepresentaiton of women … Continue reading

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