A Woman’s Level

“You’re scary smart.” 

 

A male friend of mine said that to me a few years ago, he meant it as a compliment, but it’s stuck with me because of all it implies. How often are men criticized for being intelligent? I can’t tell you how many times, as a … Continue reading

The Inhospitable Tower

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We’ve come a long way, a really long way. CraftLass recently wrote about traditions and mentalities; excellent pieces examining how she viewed the traditional gender roles and questioning where they came from, and what it means to be a geek or nerd. Questioning is something I understand … Continue reading

This Game Is Not Zero-Sum

When topics like equality, particularly as it applies to women and LGBTQ people, come up, it’s almost inevitable that someone will blame a lack of “morals and standards” in society for all of the problems we face.

In America, this person usually is referring to some variation of Christian patriarchal … Continue reading

Whose Traditions Are They Anyway?

I’ve been reading a lot of articles over the past few years about “traditional gender roles” from many, many perspectives. Every so often I stop and wonder why this topic fascinates me so much. Finally, it hit me – whose traditions are these, anyway?

I don’t know that much about … Continue reading

Making Noise With The Noisy Astronomer

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If you pay any attention to astronomy news on the internet or follow much of the astronomy and space geek communities on Twitter, you’ve probably run across Dr. Nicole Gugliucci over the past few years. With her perfect pseudonym, Noisy Astronomer, her infectious enthusiasm for much more than just her … Continue reading