Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Ladyblogland let us know about some awesome stuff this week.

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This Week in Misogyny Has an Election Hangover

Can we all go move to an island somewhere or something? Because the next two years with Republicans running the House and Senate are NOT looking fun. And it was a week of shitstorms and terrible people and all kinds of other assorted fuckery. Fun times! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Has an Election Hangover

This Week in Misogyny Has Leadership Skills

So many people were truly terrible this week, but we’ve got a few awesome people to try to balance them out. And if you somehow missed the worst Photoshop ever, you’re gonna love this week’s TWiM! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Has Leadership Skills

Women in Academia: What do you think are the biggest issues?

Last week I talked about the areas of overlap and divergence in the experiences of women in academia. In both the cases of overlap and divergence, some things are trivial and others are much more important. I mean, we could spend weeks talking about different coffee habits, coffee houses, coffee discounts, and other coffee-related differences and similarities across and within institutions. But that’s not particularly helpful (though, to be honest, now I am seriously craving a big cup of coffee). So today I wanted to talk a little about which of these areas are worth exploring further. Read More Women in Academia: What do you think are the biggest issues?

Women in Academia: Earnest Job Talk

I am maybe breaking one of my rules today. I am very, very sorry about this, but I am going to reference work done at one of the blogs at the journal Nature. Why am I so sorry? Because I am not sure that this information is freely available to people without a subscription and I hate talking about something not everyone has access to. Really, if you cannot access it, you have my most sincere apologies. But this article is just that valuable. Read More Women in Academia: Earnest Job Talk

Women in Academia: So You’ve Been Accepted to Grad School

Official graduate school acceptances are flying through the (e)mail like so many focused pigeons. If you spent your fall and winter honing your cover letter, resume, and essay, this is a particularly exhilarating and stressful time of year. After all, soon you will have to choose which program is right for you, if any. So what do you do after you have been accepted? Read More Women in Academia: So You’ve Been Accepted to Grad School

Women in Academia: Ah! Real Stress!

I talk about stress every so often and by that I mean that I talk about stress so very often, but I don’t see any other way around it: being in academia, whether you’re just starting out or well into your career, can be extremely stressful. Let’s take a moment to relax together. Read More Women in Academia: Ah! Real Stress!

Women in Academia: What’s up with Elsevier?

I thought that after last week, I’d be done talking with money for a little bit, but no sooner had I hit “submit” on my last Women in Academia post than the conversation brewing around the scientific publisher Elsevier hit a boiling point. Now, nearly 4500 and counting academics, scientists, and researchers have signed a petition boycotting Elsevier. Is it finally the chance to have a real conversation about open access to academic journals? I sure hope so. Read More Women in Academia: What’s up with Elsevier?