Fighting sexism in science!

By Siouxsie Wiles

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Fighting Sexism In Science!

Project 2015-12-10 14:40:36 +1300

Dr Nicola Gaston, Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences at Victoria University Wellington and former president of the New Zealand Association of Scientists, has written an excellent little book 'Why Science is Sexist', which summarises the evidence for science being sexist and some ideas for how to fix the problem.

We are crowdfunding to raise money to send the book to academics in decision-making roles who have the power to make real change now. We've identified several hundred academics in New Zealand we'd like to send a copy to, and reached an agreement with the publisher, Bridget Williams Books, who will send out the books on our behalf for a discounted price. They will also provide an e-copy for donors. We've decided not to make our list public at the moment, so if there is someone you want to make sure gets a copy, then choose the option that lets you nominate someone specific. If you want to send the book to someone who isn't based in New Zealand, then select the appropriate reward for your country, which includes postage and packaging. 

Let's stop waiting for the old guard to retire and stamp out sexism in science now!

Thanks for your support.

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We did it!!

13/01/2016 at 10:13 PM

Thanks to everyone's amazing support we've exceeded our target. You guys are amazing! We've still got a few hours to go but it's looking like we'll be sending out over 250 copies of the book to academics in decision-making roles. What a fantastic result.

Nominating someone...

17/12/2015 at 8:29 AM

Thanks for all your support so far!

A few people have asked about whether if they nominate someone, that person will know who nominated them. They won't. Instead they will receive a very nice letter, letting them know that they are being sent the book as they have been identified as someone in a decision-making role.

 

Teething problems!

16/12/2015 at 8:55 PM

Hi everyone

Sorry for the confusion if you are asked for an address when you pledge. Don't worry, we wont be sending you a hard copy of the book instead! 

    Pledgers 169

    Cameron Jack
    2016-01-14 23:36:31 +1300

    "Science is a creative discipline and this is best achieved through diversity, and everyone's contributions should be welcomed."

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-01-14 23:31:43 +1300
    Jonathan Lane
    2016-01-14 21:05:01 +1300
    Kate Prebble
    2016-01-14 21:04:18 +1300

    "A great idea. May the book be read and acted on."

    JANFRIE WAKIM
    2016-01-14 19:52:45 +1300

    "Excellent initiative. Bravo!"

    Ian Beardslee
    2016-01-14 19:23:40 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-01-14 19:08:39 +1300

    "An important message"

    Anake Goodall
    2016-01-14 18:49:21 +1300
    Nat Torkington
    2016-01-14 18:38:59 +1300

    "Overdue and brilliant, all at once!"

    Sherilyn
    2016-01-14 17:38:15 +1300

    "Awesome campaign!"

    Edward Abraham
    2016-01-14 15:52:07 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-01-14 14:54:13 +1300
    Bio-Protection Research Centre
    2016-01-14 14:11:18 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-01-14 14:06:00 +1300
    Kelly Atkinson
    2016-01-14 13:40:22 +1300
    Gerrard
    2016-01-14 13:27:12 +1300
    Jean Fleming
    2016-01-14 13:20:04 +1300

    "This is amazing! What a fantastic way to spread the word about sexism in science. Thanks Nicola, Siouzsie and Co. Unlimited!"

    Matheson Russell
    2016-01-14 13:11:55 +1300

    "An excellent initiative, Siouxsie and Kate! Thanks. "

    SJ
    2016-01-14 13:10:52 +1300
    Emily Sutton
    2016-01-14 13:03:11 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-01-14 12:44:57 +1300
    UOAFacSci
    2016-01-14 11:48:47 +1300
    Ben Albert
    2016-01-14 11:40:34 +1300

    "In science, like every other aspect of life, when we reduce and remove our prejudices, be they conscious or subconscious, we all benefit"

    Dave Lane
    2016-01-14 11:37:59 +1300
    Kate Faasse
    2016-01-14 11:27:45 +1300
    Daniel Spector
    2016-01-14 11:00:30 +1300
    Jacquie Kidd
    2016-01-14 10:54:37 +1300

    "Awesome work :)"

    Anthony O'Brien
    2016-01-14 10:47:53 +1300
    Craig Webster
    2016-01-14 10:44:45 +1300

    "Let's put an end to objectivity being male subjectivity"

    Louise Nicholson
    2016-01-14 10:41:38 +1300

    "A great effort on behalf of us all. A big thank you to the author and the promotions team."

    Followers 4

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    Fighting Sexism In Science!

    Project 2015-12-10 14:40:36 +1300

    Dr Nicola Gaston, Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences at Victoria University Wellington and former president of the New Zealand Association of Scientists, has written an excellent little book 'Why Science is Sexist', which summarises the evidence for science being sexist and some ideas for how to fix the problem.

    We are crowdfunding to raise money to send the book to academics in decision-making roles who have the power to make real change now. We've identified several hundred academics in New Zealand we'd like to send a copy to, and reached an agreement with the publisher, Bridget Williams Books, who will send out the books on our behalf for a discounted price. They will also provide an e-copy for donors. We've decided not to make our list public at the moment, so if there is someone you want to make sure gets a copy, then choose the option that lets you nominate someone specific. If you want to send the book to someone who isn't based in New Zealand, then select the appropriate reward for your country, which includes postage and packaging. 

    Let's stop waiting for the old guard to retire and stamp out sexism in science now!

    Thanks for your support.

    Comments

    We did it!!

    13/01/2016 at 10:13 PM

    Thanks to everyone's amazing support we've exceeded our target. You guys are amazing! We've still got a few hours to go but it's looking like we'll be sending out over 250 copies of the book to academics in decision-making roles. What a fantastic result.

    Nominating someone...

    17/12/2015 at 8:29 AM

    Thanks for all your support so far!

    A few people have asked about whether if they nominate someone, that person will know who nominated them. They won't. Instead they will receive a very nice letter, letting them know that they are being sent the book as they have been identified as someone in a decision-making role.

     

    Teething problems!

    16/12/2015 at 8:55 PM

    Hi everyone

    Sorry for the confusion if you are asked for an address when you pledge. Don't worry, we wont be sending you a hard copy of the book instead! 

      Cameron Jack
      2016-01-14 23:36:31 +1300

      "Science is a creative discipline and this is best achieved through diversity, and everyone's contributions should be welcomed."

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-01-14 23:31:43 +1300
      Jonathan Lane
      2016-01-14 21:05:01 +1300
      Kate Prebble
      2016-01-14 21:04:18 +1300

      "A great idea. May the book be read and acted on."

      JANFRIE WAKIM
      2016-01-14 19:52:45 +1300

      "Excellent initiative. Bravo!"

      Ian Beardslee
      2016-01-14 19:23:40 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-01-14 19:08:39 +1300

      "An important message"

      Anake Goodall
      2016-01-14 18:49:21 +1300
      Nat Torkington
      2016-01-14 18:38:59 +1300

      "Overdue and brilliant, all at once!"

      Sherilyn
      2016-01-14 17:38:15 +1300

      "Awesome campaign!"

      Edward Abraham
      2016-01-14 15:52:07 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-01-14 14:54:13 +1300
      Bio-Protection Research Centre
      2016-01-14 14:11:18 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-01-14 14:06:00 +1300
      Kelly Atkinson
      2016-01-14 13:40:22 +1300
      Gerrard
      2016-01-14 13:27:12 +1300
      Jean Fleming
      2016-01-14 13:20:04 +1300

      "This is amazing! What a fantastic way to spread the word about sexism in science. Thanks Nicola, Siouzsie and Co. Unlimited!"

      Matheson Russell
      2016-01-14 13:11:55 +1300

      "An excellent initiative, Siouxsie and Kate! Thanks. "

      SJ
      2016-01-14 13:10:52 +1300
      Emily Sutton
      2016-01-14 13:03:11 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-01-14 12:44:57 +1300
      UOAFacSci
      2016-01-14 11:48:47 +1300
      Ben Albert
      2016-01-14 11:40:34 +1300

      "In science, like every other aspect of life, when we reduce and remove our prejudices, be they conscious or subconscious, we all benefit"

      Dave Lane
      2016-01-14 11:37:59 +1300
      Kate Faasse
      2016-01-14 11:27:45 +1300
      Daniel Spector
      2016-01-14 11:00:30 +1300
      Jacquie Kidd
      2016-01-14 10:54:37 +1300

      "Awesome work :)"

      Anthony O'Brien
      2016-01-14 10:47:53 +1300
      Craig Webster
      2016-01-14 10:44:45 +1300

      "Let's put an end to objectivity being male subjectivity"

      Louise Nicholson
      2016-01-14 10:41:38 +1300

      "A great effort on behalf of us all. A big thank you to the author and the promotions team."

      Followers of Fighting sexism in science!

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 15/01/2016 at 12:00 AM.