PoC News in America

Busy week this week with groundbreaking Emmy wins, to the Papal visit, to this moment of peak whiteness, and Beyonce slaying at everything because she’s Beyonce. Let’s get to it.

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Friday News Bites: Planned Parenthood Funding, #BaeofPigs + More

Hello, unicorns! I’ve been full of piss and vinegar regarding the GOP and anti-choice activists this week, but there are lots of science and entertainment stories I’d like to cover here too. Let’s get started:

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Book Review: The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys’ Club, by Eileen Pollack

I’m very interested in exposing the ways that women are discouraged from taking an interest in STEM fields, so Eileen Pollack’s The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys’ Club was an automatic add to my to-read list. While it wasn’t quite what I expected, it’s still a valuable resource for women like me who loved science and math but were discouraged from pursuing those subjects and, perhaps more importantly, for teachers and scientists who may not realize that their unconscious behaviors push women away.  Read More Book Review: The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys’ Club, by Eileen Pollack

It’s Bisexual Awareness Week, Y’All

I first came out as bisexual in high school in a scary wasteland called Montana in 1999. Now, I wasn’t out to everybody, but enough people guessed I was queer of some sort I routinely got called the f word. I came out to more people as bisexual in high school than I did trans because I still didn’t quite know what trans meant for me. I also assumed that being bisexual would be easier to explain.  Read More It’s Bisexual Awareness Week, Y’All

“It’s Me Or the Dog”

If you’re reading this, perhaps you are in this situation. Your significant other wants to move on to the next phase in your relationship, but before that happens, your dog or cat needs to go. You’ve been presented with an ultimatum: you can have love or you can keep your dog, and you don’t know what to do. Read More “It’s Me Or the Dog”