- UBC med student develops panic button for sex trade workers | The Ubsssey, UBC’s official student newspaper: “In a January 2012 missing women’s commission report, she read that sex workers mentioned GPS panic alarms as something that might be helpful.”
- Warning: Cissexist No Willy No Woman’s Hour | Emma Mulqueeny: “Woman’s Hour has occasionally stuck in my craw as a title, but I think that – like the rest of the country – I adopt it with an indulgent smile, a nod to our ability to see humour in everything and satire is our bag, right?”
- A field guide to privilege in marine science: some reasons why we lack diversity | Deep Sea News: “It’s really important to remember that undergraduates – particularly the driven and responsible undergraduates most likely to succeed in science – often don’t want to explain the details of their financial and logistical difficulties to their professors. They may mysteriously turn down opportunities that seem perfect, or not show up to lab activities.”
- A Dream Deferred: How access to STEM is denied to many students before they get in the door good | The Urban Scientist, Scientific American Blog Network: “Quite unexpectedly, she placed in the school fair and qualified for the county-wide Science Fair. I was so proud of her. But apparently, kids of her ilk were not expected to place.”
- Who I am, since #IamScience | Subsurface Life: ” I often wonder how I would have progressed through science without some of them, including my first boss who told me I could only be her technician for three years, and then I had to consider grad school because I was “too good” for her. And my PhD adviser, who grew up on a farm and later became department head, even after being told in grad school that she didn’t belong in a lab since she should be making someone dinner.”
- Two new upcoming open tech events with friendly space or anti-harassment policies: Open Tech NYC Conference and EcoHackSF .
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