This is in my Economics textbook
This is fucked up
if you couldn’t SEE how fucked up this is, let me put this into even more perspective for you.
a male with no high school education still makes more than a female with 9th-12th grade education (no diploma).
a male who is a high school graduate still makes more than a female with an associate’s degree.
a male with a bachelor’s degree only makes about ~$2000 less than a female with a fucking doctorate’s degree.
tell me again why feminism isn’t important.
I am personally offended to the highest degree
Emily asks "Where My Ladies At?”
Stop. Watch this.
The lack of women with STEM shows on YouTube is the nail, Emily Graslie is the hammer, and this video is the proverbial strike upon its head. There’s not much that I can say that Emily doesn’t say better, and truer, and from an emotional place of which I can only begin to imagine the outermost atoms of the outermost superficial shell.
Digging into how women are treated on YouTube taps into much larger issues, in STEM fields and society in general. But it’s also a very visible place to begin to make an impact and force change. I think I still fall into the “not knowing exactly how I fit in to this” category like she mentions. And I know there’s lots of people, male and female, who feel like that. But we’re here, we’re listening, and we have your back. That’s a start.
Head over to the video page to see a great list of female-led STEM YouTube channels in the description. Can’t wait to see that list grow.
My new album, Joss Whedon Kind Of Really Sucks and Even Though I Have and May Continue to Enjoy Some of His Shows or Aspects of His Shows That Doesn’t Mean That I Don’t Need To Recognize How They Have A Lot of Problematic Elements, is coming out next week!
It’ll feature such hits as:
- "The Origin Story of the Slayers is What Now?”
- "There’s A Spirit Journey And The Spirit Guide Is Offensive, This Whole Episode Is Offensive"
- "The Black Man Is The Villain Part Eins"
- "The Black Man Is The Villain Part Deux: Wait, So The Twist Is The Black Guy Was the Villain All Along?"
- "Was That Part With Spike And Buffy At The End Of Season Six Really Necessary. Could Spikes Character Development Not Be Achieved Some Other Way."
- "Dude Your Stories Have A Lot of Rape And Sexual Assault In Them."
- "I Guess Every Asian Actor In North America Was On Holiday For The Entirety Of The Filming Of Firefly Because There Sure Are A Lot Of Not Chinese People In This Chinese-American Culture."
- "Dude Your Stories Have A Lot of Rape And Sexual Assault In Them Reprise: Seriously Even Narratives Where Actual Physical Sexual Assault Is Absent Definitely Have This Sort of Undertone Its Creepy"
- "A Lot Of Stories End With Women Getting Punished For Having Sex Part One: Season Two Of Buffy"
- "A Lot Of Stories End With Women Getting Punished For Having Sex Part Two: Faith"
- "A Lot Of Stories End With Women Getting Punished For Having Sex Part Three: Of Course The Sex Worker Has A Secret Fatal Illness"
- "A Lot Of Stories End With Women Getting Punished For Having Sex Part Four: Penny Hecks A Dude, Penny Bites the Dust"
- "A Lot Of Stories End With Women Getting Punished For Having Sex Part Five: Like Going Back To Inara There’s A High Sex Worker Body Count In General"
- "A Lot Of Stories End With Women Getting Punished For Having Sex Part Six: I’m Sure There’s Plenty Of This In Dollhouse But I Can’t Even Parse It All Right Now"
- "A Lot Of Stories End With Women Getting Punished For Having Sex Part Seven: Lesbian Death In The Bedroom And You"
- "Why Does The Black Slayer Have That Accent Also Why Does She Die?"
- "The Origin Story Of The Slayers Is What Now? Reprise: Say That Again About Sierra’s Origin Story Cause I Don’t Think I Heard You Quite Right.”
And of course, the hit classic,
- "You Know, When I First Watched This I Found It Empowering, But Looking Back That Was Just Because It Was All I Had: We Have To Go Begging For Scraps and That’s Why He’s Been Able To Seem So Progressive For So Long"
This is Jocelyn Bell Burnell, a sad but common example of a women who discovered something awarded a Nobel Prize, but not given credit for her work.
"Born in Northern Ireland in 1943, she discovered pulsars in 1967 while still a graduate student in radio astronomy at Cambridge University in England.
Pulsars are the remnants of massive stars that went supernova. Their very existence demonstrates that these giants didn’t blow themselves into oblivion—instead, they left behind small, incredibly dense, rotating stars.
Article source: National Geographic
I need white feminists to step up. They’ve been called out a billion times on not being inclusive of WoC, especially with #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen.
Nina Davuluri’s going to be a spokesperson for STEM. And given her pageant platform being “Celebrating Diversity through Cultural Competency,” can we talk about what kind of good she’ll be doing for girls and women with a desire to enter the STEM field? Especially girls of color and women of color. Representation. And a platform. Aside from being empowering for WoC, it’s empowering for all women.
I’m waiting to hear mainstream feminists address it.
Miss America also a sci-fi fan. She even cosplays
I’m waiting to hear mainstream feminists address it.
If I’m not mistaken, Crystal Lee (first runner up) is also into the STEM fields.
I’m waiting to hear mainstream feminists address it.
Miss America and the first runner up are very much women infiltrating a male dominated geek culture in soooo many ways. In ways that we praise when white women do it.
Where are they now?
From Debbie Sterling’s TEDxPSU talk, "Inspiring the next generation of female engineers." Sterling is the creator of GoldieBlox, a set of toys featuring Goldie, a female engineer who guides girls to develop problem-solving skills and build projects, introducing girls to the world of engineering through a tech-savvy female role model.
Watch Sterling’s entire talk below, and learn more about GoldieBlox at its website.
Aboriginal Day of Action in Toronto- Watch at >http://t.co/pbSsCcIG1j
Grassroots committee Ontario in conjunction with aboriginal awareness month presents: GLOBAL AWAKENING OF ALL NATIONS!
The Grass Roots Committee-Ontario is organizing a response to the deaths of two Aboriginal women in Toronto. This is, “an immediate response to questionable circumstances to the death of two native women in the Toronto area,” according to GRC organizer John Fox, the father of one of the deceased women. The rally will call attention to the ongoing issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and the role police play in Canada.
Read some of the references attached below:
Anonymous New map tracks missing and murdered Aboriginal women>http://bit.ly/12tJHOF
When asked about allegations of sexual abuse, rape and murder of women by RCMP police, Stephen Harper said report it to the police and “just get on and do it” This is after both the RCMP and Stephen Harper refused a national public inquiry into missing and murdered women.
Former B.C. Mountie says her sexual harassment complaint from within the force is being muzzled by the Harper government >http://bit.ly/11LA5Pu
VIDEO: Stephen Harper on Sexual Abuse of Women “Just Get On And Do It” >http://bit.ly/10XTUwM
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has brushed off renewed calls for a national public inquiry into missing and murdered women http://bit.ly/15dvIMO
RCMP won’t call inquiry into allegations of abuse of women
RCMP raped, abused B.C. girls, human rights watchdog alleges in reporthttp://natpo.st/11GgeSB
“Prime Minister Stephen Harper told the House of Commons that Human Rights Watch and others should “just get on and do it”— provide detailed information to the police so that they can investigate allegations of police mistreatment. His comment ignores the lack of meaningful accountability for police misconduct and fear of police retaliation that prevents indigenous women and girls from reporting mistreatment, Human Rights Watch said.” http://bit.ly/14V9SN0
Rights group slams Harper for telling Aboriginal women to ‘get on and do it ‘ with reporting alleged abuse by RCMP to Police http://natpo.st/15g65e9
EVENT PAGE : MORE INFO/PHOTOS
Livestream video courtesy of Civilian Media Dot TV
Corrinne Burns & Tania Browne: Targeting economically disadvantaged people should be our priority if we’re serious about increasing diversity in science
This one hits home for me because I am from a “disadvantaged” background.
Like, THIS THIS ALL OF THIS, but I don’t think this graphic alone even demonstrates how bad the situation is.
Here’s another one of the images from the article:
Not only are men overwhelmingly the authors of scientific papers, but when women *are* given authorship, it’s somewhere in the middle of the author list.
This might seem a little irrelevant if you’re unfamiliar with the academy, so here’s a helpful primer, courtesy PhD comics:
Just to reiterate: the first author led the project. The last author (the PI) heads the lab. These are, really, the only two names anyone reading the paper cares about, even though the peeps in the middle (third author to third-to-last author) did the lion’s share of the actual science.
Women are the worker bees of the scientific academy. They’re admitted to tech and beginning graduate groups in droves, but the glass ceiling hits hard somewhere between their post-doc and first tenured position.
Women are doing science. They just aren’t getting any of the credit.
Reblogged for this excellent commentary. I’m more aware of how discrimination works in Humanities, so it’s interesting to have more information on the science field specific bias.
If anyone’s curious about this and wants a more thorough breakdown, Cordelia Fine’s book “Delusions of Gender,” is pretty excellent. Also I have the pdf if you want it, just inbox me. c:
by Rowland Túpac Keshena
For those who don’t know much about me, I am a currently studying for a Masters Degree in Public Issues Anthropology, specializing in a Fanon and MLM infused analysis of revolutionary Native nationalist and anti-colonialist movements in North Amerika. I also have really strong interrelated interests in revolutionary critical pedagogy, the “reindigenization” of the Chicano community and movement and, the subject of this post, indigenous feminism. Anyway, one of the perks of my program is that I can create my own courses, and I’ve taken such a route this semester by creating my own directed studies course in indigenous feminist theory.
The growth of indigenous feminism is, for me, a huge interest, both personal and academic, not just because of the obvious importance struggling against both white supremacist (ne0)colonial capitalism and hetero-patriarchy if we want to achieve meaningful freedom, justice and equality, but also because for a long time the status quo within our movement was that you could not be both a feminist and a native warrior. On the one hand we are not Native enough if we call ourselves and our movement feminist, but on the other we are not feminist enough for the whitestream feminists since we pointing out that the whitestream movement does not take us, and our unique experiences and struggles into account. I am indigenous man and I find this to be one of the greatest failings of our movement, and for that reason I wholeheartedly endorse, support and promote the rise of an indigenous feminism.
Anyway, with that in mind and in the spirit of sharing ideas, and radical education I’ve decided to post my reading list for others to take a look a lot, critique and/or otherwise contribute their thoughts. It’s made up of a mix of books and articles, both academic and non-academic, which are available on line.
Making Space for Indigenous Feminism, edited by Joyce Green
I Am Woman: A Native Perspective on Sociology and Feminism, by Lee Maracle
From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawaii, by Haunani-Kay Trask
Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide, by Andrea Smith
Talkin’ Up to the White Woman: Indigenous Women and Feminism, by Eileen Morton-Robinson
Indigenous Feminism Without Apology, by Andrea Smith
An Indigenous Perspective on Feminism, Militarism, and the Environment, by Winona LaDuke
Zapatismo and the Emergence of Indigenous Feminism, by Aida Hernandez Castillo
Academic Journal Publications:
Wicazo Sa Review “Native Feminisms: Legacies, Interventions, and Indigenous Sovereignties,” guest edited by Mishuana R. Goeman and Jennifer Nez Denetdale
Whiteness Matters: Implications of Talking Up to the White Woman, by Eileen Morton-Robinson
Race, Tribal Nation, and Gender: A Native Feminist Approach to Belonging, by Renya Ramirez
oh my gods yes. This reading list is amazing.