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One half of the humans are female, so one half of the scientists should be female.
- Bill Nye at the Storytelling of Science at ASU
Yes, exactly. We need more girls going into science! Now there aren’t many Nobel Prizes being given to women, mostly because society pushed them away from science decades ago. But now that can all be changed, if more girls go into science.
The Problem When Sexism Just Sounds So Darn Friendly…
By Melanie Tannenbaum
Something can’t actually be sexist if it’s really, really nice, right?
I mean, if someone compliments me on my looks or my cooking, that’s not sexist. That’s awesome! I should be thrilled that I’m being noticed for something positive!
Yet there are many comments that, while seemingly complimentary, somehow still feel wrong. These comments may focus on an author’s appearance rather than the content of her writing, or mention how surprising it is that she’s a woman, being that her field is mostly filled with men. Even though these remarks can sometimes feel good to hear – and no one is denying that this type of comment can feel good, especially in the right context – they can also cause a feeling of unease, particularly when one is in the position of trying to draw attention towards her work rather than personal qualities like her gender or appearance.
In social psychology, these seemingly-positive-yet-still-somewhat-unsettling comments and behaviors have a name: Benevolent Sexism. Although it is tempting to brush this experience off as an overreaction to compliments or a misunderstanding of benign intent, benevolent sexism is both real and insidiously dangerous.
What Is Benevolent Sexism? Why is Benevolent Sexism a Problem?
Hey guys! So, as you may (or may not) know, I’m a part of the HuffPost Girls in STEM program! I’ve been working over the past several weeks with my amazing mentor Emilie learning about memories and how we store and remember them. So, as a part of this project, we decided to do a small project about memories—specifically, mapping about the brain networks through which memories are encoded and retrieved.
To do this, we need some sample memories.
This is where you guys come in!
It’d be fantastic if you guys could volunteer some memories for our project for us to analyze—it’s completely anonymous so if you write about the time you accidentally slipped and fell in front of your entire science class we won’t know it’s you ;)
Any memory will suffice—although we know you guys have some interesting ones. Maybe one time your neighbor’s cat looked at you kind of funny? Or maybe you accidentally dropped an egg but managed to catch it before it hit the ground and you decided that you were probably a ninja.
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Just fill out the short survey linked below and you’re done! Do it.
LINK TO MEMORY COLLECTION SURVEY
DO IT, DO IT, DO IT!
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On this day in science history…
Dr. Harvey Cushing (1869 – 1939), the first American neurosurgeon, performed his first brain surgery. Known as the “father of modern neurosurgery,” Cushing made wide-ranging and influential contributions to medicine, including his use of X-rays to diagnose brain tumors and his founding of the subdiscipline of endocrinology (the study of hormones and glands)
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When a guy says he’s offended by the term “brogrammer”
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