Category Archive: Equality

Jul 08 2014

There’s the leak in the pipeline


We’re always talking about this curious phenomenon, that we see lots of women at the undergraduate and graduate level in biology, but large numbers of them leave science rather than rising through the ranks. Why is that? It seems that one answer is that elite male faculty in the life sciences employ fewer women, that …

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Jul 07 2014

Nicely done, Megan Rose Gedris


Jul 04 2014

I will not call on you to demand Anthony Cumia be fired

Anthony Cumia of the Opie & Anthony show has a long history of public awfulness. He’s a sexist pig and a creep. But I don’t think you should call Sirius XM and complain. His latest episode was a flamingly racist tirade against a black woman (only he didn’t restrain himself to merely call her a …

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Jul 03 2014

So that’s what #SkepChickCon is all about


Jul 03 2014

If your only justifications for sexism are stupid, you should maybe stop making them

Once again, we get stupid answers to a good question. A a guest post on the Curious Wavefunction decides that Larry Summers was right, there are innate differences between men and women. (Curiously, this is the same blog that posted a positive review of Nicholas Wade’s book — strange how sympathy for racism and sexism …

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Jul 03 2014

I’ve seen that movie so many times


SMBC nails it on the role of the female costar in action movies, everywhere.

Jul 01 2014

Kentucky’s turn

Federal Judge John Heyburn has struck down the state’s prohibition of same-sex marriage. And he makes a marvelously clear and reasonable dismissal of the homophobes’ arguments. The Court will begin with Defendant’s only asserted justification for Kentucky’s laws prohibiting same-sex marriage: “encouraging, promoting, and supporting the formation of relationships that have the natural ability to …

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Jun 30 2014

Poemsplaining mansplaining

Maybe this will get through. It’s quite nice. He Tells Her He tells her that the Earth is flat, He knows the facts, and that is that. In altercations fierce and long She tries her best to prove him wrong. But he has learned to argue well, He calls her arguments unsound And often asks …

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Jun 29 2014

Thunderf00t makes a good point

And I’d link to it if he didn’t throw it away at the end, and if it weren’t made to invent a false conflict with Anita Sarkeesian’s major points. His latest video attempts to mock Sarkeesian by using clips from movies and video games to show that there is a huge amount of objectification of …

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Jun 28 2014

Los Angeles Women’s Atheist and Agnostic Group Inaugural Meeting | Center for Inquiry

This just isn’t fair. The east coast has Women in Secularism in the spring, and now the west coast has LAWAAG every month. Join us for the inaugural meeting of The Los Angeles Women’s Atheist and Agnostic Group! LAWAAG was formed by multi-media artist Amy Davis Roth with the goal of fostering a safe and supportive …

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