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

    Lee Mauger
    2016-01-14 09:34:29 +1300
    Mike Gemmell
    2016-01-14 09:05:07 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-01-14 08:59:28 +1300
    Barbara Anderson
    2016-01-14 08:48:56 +1300
    Barbara Anderson
    2016-01-14 08:42:09 +1300
    Frances
    2016-01-13 09:51:38 +1300
    Jane Treadwell-Hoye
    2016-01-13 09:10:01 +1300

    "Great project. Let's start with science & then tackle everyday sexism in other areas of business/academia."

    Jackson Perry
    2016-01-13 09:05:49 +1300
    Damian Christie
    2016-01-13 09:00:29 +1300

    "Love this. Science is too important for sexism. I mean, everything is too important for sexism, but let's start with science!"

    Jackson Perry
    2016-01-13 08:59:37 +1300
    Margaret Coe
    2016-01-12 19:59:25 +1300
    Mark Apperley
    2016-01-12 12:19:29 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-01-12 10:58:47 +1300
    Tanya
    2016-01-10 08:48:51 +1300
    Rob Cruickshank
    2016-01-09 12:17:26 +1300
    Maree
    2016-01-08 22:43:41 +1300
    Debbie Stoddart
    2016-01-08 19:42:58 +1300
    Katie Speedy
    2016-01-08 19:31:06 +1300
    BR3NDA
    2016-01-08 19:09:02 +1300
    Michelle Englehardt
    2016-01-08 18:37:12 +1300
    Rebecca Gray
    2016-01-08 17:29:24 +1300
    Ben Dickson
    2016-01-08 17:01:12 +1300
    Valentina Chiavaroli
    2016-01-08 16:36:01 +1300

    "Thanks so much for that!!"

    Troy Baisden
    2016-01-08 16:34:55 +1300

    "Great initiative!"

    James Renwick
    2016-01-08 16:09:43 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-01-08 15:14:55 +1300

    "Left NZ academia for US academia largely because of the sexism I faced to by the person (woman - sigh) to whom I am sending the book. "

    Steph
    2016-01-08 14:24:59 +1300
    Morgan Clare
    2016-01-08 14:00:01 +1300

    "@morgy85 on twitter! Go you great women!!!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-01-08 13:59:06 +1300
    Mathilde Desselle
    2016-01-08 13:58:25 +1300

    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! 

      Lee Mauger
      2016-01-14 09:34:29 +1300
      Mike Gemmell
      2016-01-14 09:05:07 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-01-14 08:59:28 +1300
      Barbara Anderson
      2016-01-14 08:48:56 +1300
      Barbara Anderson
      2016-01-14 08:42:09 +1300
      Frances
      2016-01-13 09:51:38 +1300
      Jane Treadwell-Hoye
      2016-01-13 09:10:01 +1300

      "Great project. Let's start with science & then tackle everyday sexism in other areas of business/academia."

      Jackson Perry
      2016-01-13 09:05:49 +1300
      Damian Christie
      2016-01-13 09:00:29 +1300

      "Love this. Science is too important for sexism. I mean, everything is too important for sexism, but let's start with science!"

      Jackson Perry
      2016-01-13 08:59:37 +1300
      Margaret Coe
      2016-01-12 19:59:25 +1300
      Mark Apperley
      2016-01-12 12:19:29 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-01-12 10:58:47 +1300
      Tanya
      2016-01-10 08:48:51 +1300
      Rob Cruickshank
      2016-01-09 12:17:26 +1300
      Maree
      2016-01-08 22:43:41 +1300
      Debbie Stoddart
      2016-01-08 19:42:58 +1300
      Katie Speedy
      2016-01-08 19:31:06 +1300
      BR3NDA
      2016-01-08 19:09:02 +1300
      Michelle Englehardt
      2016-01-08 18:37:12 +1300
      Rebecca Gray
      2016-01-08 17:29:24 +1300
      Ben Dickson
      2016-01-08 17:01:12 +1300
      Valentina Chiavaroli
      2016-01-08 16:36:01 +1300

      "Thanks so much for that!!"

      Troy Baisden
      2016-01-08 16:34:55 +1300

      "Great initiative!"

      James Renwick
      2016-01-08 16:09:43 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-01-08 15:14:55 +1300

      "Left NZ academia for US academia largely because of the sexism I faced to by the person (woman - sigh) to whom I am sending the book. "

      Steph
      2016-01-08 14:24:59 +1300
      Morgan Clare
      2016-01-08 14:00:01 +1300

      "@morgy85 on twitter! Go you great women!!!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-01-08 13:59:06 +1300
      Mathilde Desselle
      2016-01-08 13:58:25 +1300

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