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Human behavior, evolutionary medicine… and ladybusiness.

Best of 2011: Ladybusiness Anthropology Edition

It’s the end of 2011, and I have a number of reasons to celebrate: a wonderful family, a wonderful job, a fun gig at SciAm, a roller derby season about to start back up again, and Science Online 2012 in a few short weeks...

December 30, 2011 — Kate Clancy

Dear Kate: I am a science provocateur

Dear Kate, I am an evolutionary psychologist, which, in and of itself, isn’t a bad thing and society largely accepts the need for people like me. However, our evil, feminist, not-patriarchal-enough culture fundamentally doesn’t get me in particular, a special snowflake among evolutionary psycholgoists...

December 26, 2011 — Kate Clancy

What Does it Mean to Do the Right Thing? Time to #OccupyNPG

I have spent a lot of time in my life being employed or educated by an organization that I find problematic in some way. At Harvard, my main gripe involved the way in which the dissolution of Radcliffe College and the women’s spaces there occurred with little engagement with undergraduates: two deans met with me and two other women who were on the board of the Radcliffe Union of Students...

November 17, 2011 — Kate Clancy

Do Women in Groups Bleed Together? On Menstrual Synchrony

Tenth grade, at the lockers just before homeroom. My good friend Julie and I put away our coats.“How are you?” she asks.“Ugh,” I say. “I have a soccer game today but” – and here my voice drops to a whisper – “I got my period this morning.”Julie looks back at me, wide-eyed...

November 16, 2011 — Kate Clancy

Connect science with feminism, blogs with research

For those of you who don't follow me on Twitter, I wanted to let you know about two talks I'm giving this week at Harvard. Use this interactive map to find Boylston Hall and the Peabody Museum...

November 8, 2011 — Kate Clancy

Sneak a little science in: blogs in teaching

I have been traveling and speaking a lot this semester, perhaps too much. Because we've both had so many traveling commitments this year, for the last month I've hardly seen my husband, because he's away one week and I'm away the next...

November 4, 2011 — Kate Clancy

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