Using real footage and sounds from a working science lab, the Inside Knowledge team have reconstructed the White Stripes song Seven Nation Army from scratch. Here’s the video:
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Warm fuzzies! This week I found out about 4 more well-reputed women doing research in my sub-field. I’d realized that I only knew about one, asked a professor in my department who’d mentioned that they were out there, and I now have more names to follow up on. He was also receptive when I suggested that something he could do was name-drop when their work was relevant to topics he was teaching about–citing by last name tends to make the women who are there relatively invisible.
An interesting post on Ask MetaFilter: http://ask.metafilter.com/208506/Help-me-undermine-assumptions-about-women-in-STEM-jobs
A woman named Pam is presenting a poster at the PyCon Python conference as a new Python programmer and first-time attendee thanks to a number of outreach organizations for women working together:
The Python Software Foundation, PyStar Philly, the Boston Python Workshop, PyLadies, PyCon, and DevChix together made this happen. It’s a really nice example of successful, cooperative outreach in the Python community.
I’d like to share an article I wrote — The Pseudo-Science and Pseudo-Feminism of Women Don’t Ask.
Women Don’t Ask is recommended on the Geek Feminism wiki and its thesis came up for discussion here a few months ago. As geeks we should look at the science behind the notion that women get paid less because they don’t ask. The evidence is shockingly flimsy.
Disney princesses at work! And other places.
I came across http://www.finslippy.com/blog/on-being-an-object-and-then-not-being-an-object.html and recommend it.
by the way, there’s something in your page footers that sometimes redirects to a rr.nu domain.
I’ve seen it on another site as well. Look directly above the tag to find a script inserted which loads from .rr.nu