Start with the first post
- Why Science is Sexist
- Not about Tim Hunt
- Sexism in Science is Dead! Long live Sexism in Science!
- Talent, Hard Work, and the Economist; audiences, commenters, and the importance of ‘feelings’
- Shirty stuff
- Nobel men: time for a no bull policy?
- I know I am, but what are you?*
- Affirmative action: good enough for the gander
- ‘that stupid sciam blog’ and why it matters
- Sausagefests: the Academy vs the Community
- It’s all about self-citation, says the Economist
- Fallibility is not a failing
- Grumpy about Gillard
- Necessary evils
- Sitting on the gender fence
- Sticking with initials
- The super short version
- Why might you want to disbelieve the Moss-Racusin study?
- On Bias
- What do you mean, we’re all sexist?
Author Archives: nicgaston
I haven’t written anything here for quite a while. But I have been writing. I’ve been writing about unconscious bias, and how the way in which we see ourselves affects not only our feelings, but our actions. I’ve been writing … Continue reading
I had dinner with a couple of lovely colleagues last night, and one of them gave me a little grief (in the nicest way possible) about how long it’s been since I’ve posted anything here. There are reasons for this: … Continue reading
I’ve been on holiday this week. So when an email came through from a friend, pointing me to the CNN report on this paper, I read the title and scanned the first couple of paragraphs, and filed it away for … Continue reading
A few months ago, I was chatting to a colleague about the course I was in the middle of teaching – playing the usual game of trying to judge from student assignments how well I was getting the material across. … Continue reading
It has been very weird watching the #shirtstorm break on twitter in the last few days. It started before 6 am on Thursday morning, while I was still in bed, watching conversations about the ESA comet landing. By Friday, the … Continue reading
It has been interesting, watching the Nobel Prizes – specifically in Chemistry and Physics, but also in Medicine – being announced over the last few days. The most thought-provoking thing has been seeing people discuss possibilities on twitter, and their … Continue reading
Something interesting happened to me yesterday. Interesting enough to occupy my thoughts for the 40 minutes it took me to walk back to my hotel, despite a gorgeous view of the Andes in the the setting sun, which should have … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking a lot about mentoring lately. In part, this is because of a recent interview with Sunday Magazine, in which I was explicitly asked for examples to counter the perception that women are less likely to mentor other women: the … Continue reading
It seems that months can now go by without me finding the time to update this blog; perhaps this is not so surprising, as the facts aren’t changing at any great rate. I was pretty clear when I started writing … Continue reading