Women In Science Screwed By Sexism

  • Men applying to science positions at research universities were deemed more competent than women applicants, according to a new study. Or as blogger Kay Steiger put it, “Science documents discrimination against women in science.” I know we have a bunch of Frisky readers who’ve studied or are currently studying science. Care to weigh in with your thoughts in the comments? [Inside Higher Ed, Kay Steiger]
  • Earlier this year, the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at the University of Vermont closed after a survey was spread around the frat asking the young men whom they would like to rape. Now UV is planning actions to discourage sexual violence on campus, like requiring a summer reading assignment for incoming students about a topic pertaining to gender issues. [Burlington Free Press]
  • Illinois’ Supreme Court is taking up an abortion-related “parental notification” law that would require a girl age 17 or younger to notify a parent before getting an abortion. [Feminist.org]
  • A Frisky reader named Ivy asked me to link to this Change.org petition which asks Facebook not to allow violent, sexist images on its site, such as one featuring a woman with a black eye and the words “whore mouth.” Facebook allows images like this to stay up in the name of “art,” yet removes thongs with cameltoe and photos of moms breastfeeding their babies. Something is wrong with that. [Change.org]
  • 31 years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court welcomed Justice Sandra Day O’Connor as its first-ever woman on the bench. [Think Progress]
  • Could an all-female superhero team book be successful? [DC Women Kicking Ass]
  • Chef Lidia Bastianich on how Julia Child helped her overcome sexism in the cooking industry. [The Braiser]
  • Five feminist TV shows to watch this fall. [Sexy Feminist]
  • Blogger Alyssa Rosenberg on how “Sons Of Anarchy” is a show about biker dudes and feminism. [Slate]
  • On how studying abroad made this young Yale student a feminist. [Yale Daily News]
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