Inside Higher Ed has an interesting interview with Professors Kelly Ward (Washington State University) and Lisa Wolf-Wendel (University of Kansas) the authors of the new book Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family ...
Readers of this blog are likely already aware of Naomi Wolf’s book Vagina: A New Biography . I’m late to the party, because it just seemed wrong to pile on a feminist more senior to me who, though misguided, is at least working towards equality for women...
It’s that time of year when I take stock of how many more times I’ll be away from my family before the semester is through. I’ve pared things down quite a bit this year after traveling too much last year, and so my talks are semi-local, but open to the public...
Writing down all the factors in our sporting or academic lives in which we have no control is a bit disempowering. You mean I’m up against all that, and there isn’t anything I can do?Except that there is!...
For me, roller derby began with a very steep learning curve. I didn’t know how to skate, I didn’t know the rules, and so every practice left me physically and mentally exhausted.
A paper that came out on August 20th in PNAS suggests a factor in semen that could induce ovulation. The idea that this could happen isn’t new, but identification of the factor that might do it certainly is...
Building Babies: Primate Development in Proximate and Ultimate Perspective was a macrosomic fetus* that took quite a few twists and turns down the pelvic canal to finally be born.
Trigger warning: discussion of violence against women. I’ve received a number of questions over email and Twitter about the statistics I mention at the end of my last post...
Trigger warning: discussion of violence against women and graphic mention of miscarriage. So Congressperson Todd Akin of Missouri has said some interesting things.
Not an impostorI think I started blogging because of impostor syndrome. Impostor syndrome, for those unfamiliar with the term, is when an individual feels she doesn’t belong or deserve her accomplishments...
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