Yes, surprise, another post by me (Caroline, NOT Big Chief, despite certain RSS feeds)!
Browsing around the interweb this evening, I came across a number of blogs by women scientists (both grad students and professors) that detail some of the issues that they face in their career of choice. The writers don’t let on which “-ology” they study, or what university they are associated with. Now, with the exception of ones my advisor suggests to me (Hawks), or ones I find through links from Hawks, or ones my friends write, I don’t really read academic blogs. So finding these was a wake-up call (to me) making me realize what Hawks meant when he posted his blogging philosophies a while back and mentioned the “to be anonymous or not” debate. It makes me wonder if these authors worry about not gaining tenure because of something they post in a blog, or if (despite my having skimmed the posts on their first pages) some of the blogs’ content is not so academic after all, or if they use their blog to trash people in their profession… But, aside from these curiosities, I am mainly interested to learn what women in scientific academia deal with on a daily basis. In case any of you are also interested in such blogs, here are the ones I found:
- FemaleScienceProfessor – this one is actually where I found most of the other links; there are others, but these are the ones I’ve looked at so far.
- Am I a woman scientist?