Are We There Yet?

I set out to write a post about the representation of women at the 2014 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) earlier this fall in Toronto, instead, all I could think about was how much the women at IAC represented women at large, and what we are going through. You see, … 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

Beyond the Cliche: The Advice I Could Have Really Used As a Young Woman

The cake I made for our celebration - one of the great surprises of my life, finding I had a true love for baking and cake decorating!

This past weekend we had an anniversary dinner at my house, to celebrate our best friends’ 10th year of marriage and my partner’s and my 17th year together. I was the youngest person in the room at age 37. Looking around at these people who I’ve known and loved for … Continue reading

The Rules Are Different

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***Spoiler alert: Contains dialogue transcription from episode 1.10 of Showtime’s Masters of Sex.***

One of my favorite television shows is Masters of Sex. I started watching it mainly because it’s chock-full of favorite actors, but it has a level of accuracy I’ve never seen before in depicting the real culture … Continue reading