My career – another casualty of “the patriarchy”

I did not grow up in a particularly feminist home, but the important women in my life held down very good jobs and were very well respected in our family and in the community. It was made abundantly clear to me when I was growing up that I was capable of doing anything that a… Continue reading My career – another casualty of “the patriarchy”

Why I feel compelled to write

When I log in to Facebook, I don’t have to look very far to find posts about “Promoting Women in Science” and “Getting more STEM Majors”. The weekly email I get from the NSF contains large amounts of grant opportunities targeted specifically to women or minorities to fund their research. If you read the news,… Continue reading Why I feel compelled to write