Animal-lovers, take note: sexism in veterinary schools is waning, but could still affect the decisions of young people hoping to become veterinarians. I found this blog post on gender inequality in veterinary medicine fascinating, and I’m hoping the author’s plea for more compassionate people to become vets–regardless of gender–reaches future vet students.
Jeana Jorgensen, PhD recently completed her doctoral degree in folklore and gender studies at Indiana University. She studies fairy tales and other narratives, dance, body art, feminist theory, digital humanities, and gender identity.
Actually, this fabulous blog post by my feminist friend Xenologer is less of a collection of tips and more of a comprehensive guide to understanding how male privilege can negatively affect the interactions of well-intentioned men with women. Using simple [...]
- Understanding "White Feminism"
- Let's List How Feminism Hurts Men
For the final post in this series (here are links to Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) we’ll examine the final 3 characteristics of minority groups based on a sociological list of 5 traits that minority groups tend to [...]
- Does Being Gay Make You A Minority? Part 3
- Does Being Gay Make You A Minority? Part 2
As regular MSP readers will know, I love learning about the fascinating (and sometimes hilarious) sex lives of Australian fauna. Multi-vaginated kangaroos and chlamydia-ridden koalas have a new companion in MSP’s catalog of interesting antipodean animals: the Australian dumpling squid. [...]
- Ten Foot Dork
- A History of Sexual Behavior in Penguins
I recently introduced the 2011 documentary Miss Representation to the 12th grade Health and Wellness class I teach. The film touches upon (well, hammers, really) some themes that are near and dear to my young feminist heart: objectification, media representation, [...]
- Call Of (Female) Duty
- Pickup Artistry In Denmark
Do you prefer having the bed to yourself or do you like to share? Despite having a queen size bed, I often find that my two (not large!) dogs take over. I recently read an article from the Wall Street [...]
- Femmes Holding Animals
- Butches With Cute Animals
Discussing structural racism in the classroom recently made news when a professor who lectured on this topic was reprimanded for making white students feel uncomfortable. The Slate article reporting on this makes a number of excellent points, which I’ll summarize [...]
- Academia's Hostility To Women
- Sexism In Science