October 29, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

sexism

2 min read

Sexism in science is a very real, big problem, and the Tim Hunt situation is just one example. For a reality check on that particular train wreck and background see this piece by Connie St Louis. The sexism prevalent in science not only has negatively affected tens of thousands of scientists, but also is quite harmful to science overall and to society. This sexism manifests at countless levels from words to policies to actions. It can be conscious or unconscious. It can be outright sexual …Read More

3 min read

After about a week of polling on views of shirtgate (also known as shirtstorm), the results are in and there are some pretty clear findings. The poll sought to measure people’s views of Dr. Matt Taylor’s wearing of a shirt covered in depictions of scantily clad woman including some with guns during a TV interview on the Rosetta comet landing project. The two most polar possible choices got by far the most answers indicating intense feelings on this topic. By almost a 2:1 margin (52% …Read More