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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Updates 3

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

    Gold
    2016-01-08 13:56:18 +1300
    Barbara Ellis
    2016-01-08 13:55:11 +1300
    Sarah Hikuroa
    2016-01-08 13:51:30 +1300
    wily
    2016-01-08 13:49:53 +1300
    Mechelle Gregory
    2016-01-08 13:34:28 +1300
    Julia Robertson
    2016-01-08 13:28:45 +1300
    MacDiarmid Institute
    2016-01-08 13:15:06 +1300

    "Good luck with the campaign, it will be good to have the book distributed widely!"

    Richard Fortune
    2016-01-08 13:05:56 +1300

    "Great work Nicola & Siouxsie! Delighted to support! "

    Thomas Nann
    2016-01-08 12:48:30 +1300

    "Sexism (or any other kind of bullying) makes me sick and I hope that Nicola's book will have a strong impact."

    bella
    2016-01-08 12:40:29 +1300

    "Huzzah! It's great to see something so constructive - it'll help nudge (or shunt) our Establishment into the 21st century! "

    Te Punaha Matatini
    2016-01-08 12:21:22 +1300

    "Te Pūnaha Matatini is committed to act to end sexism in academia & to research-informed decision-making in our institutions :)"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-01-08 09:56:49 +1300
    Sarah-Jane Guild
    2016-01-08 09:31:19 +1300
    J creaser
    2016-01-08 09:25:16 +1300
    Heather Gunn
    2016-01-08 09:04:11 +1300
    R Stafford
    2016-01-08 07:44:40 +1300

    "This is fantastic! Recently, while discussing up-coming research trials, a male lawyer helpfully suggested that I get a sugar-daddy... "

    Trudi Aspden
    2016-01-08 06:56:18 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-01-06 18:45:22 +1300
    Margaret Stanley
    2016-01-06 14:59:03 +1300
    Cate Macinnis-Ng
    2016-01-05 16:34:31 +1300
    Michael Gray
    2016-01-05 16:06:19 +1300
    Lyn Collie
    2016-01-05 11:33:00 +1300

    "Sexist science is bad science in so many ways. This is a great initiative!"

    Janet Hoek
    2016-01-04 16:55:13 +1300

    "Great initiative. Best wishes in reaching your goal."

    Haryana Dhillon
    2016-01-02 15:40:08 +1300
    Emma Rogan
    2016-01-02 12:13:32 +1300

    "Go to it!! 👏🏽❤️"

    Matt Parry
    2016-01-01 21:46:39 +1300
    neal
    2015-12-30 18:02:43 +1300
    Adam Micolich
    2015-12-28 23:57:39 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-12-25 04:47:30 +1300

    "This is a great idea. A stronger influence from women is definitely needed. "

    Oliver Lineham
    2015-12-24 22:28:43 +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! 

      Gold
      2016-01-08 13:56:18 +1300
      Barbara Ellis
      2016-01-08 13:55:11 +1300
      Sarah Hikuroa
      2016-01-08 13:51:30 +1300
      wily
      2016-01-08 13:49:53 +1300
      Mechelle Gregory
      2016-01-08 13:34:28 +1300
      Julia Robertson
      2016-01-08 13:28:45 +1300
      MacDiarmid Institute
      2016-01-08 13:15:06 +1300

      "Good luck with the campaign, it will be good to have the book distributed widely!"

      Richard Fortune
      2016-01-08 13:05:56 +1300

      "Great work Nicola & Siouxsie! Delighted to support! "

      Thomas Nann
      2016-01-08 12:48:30 +1300

      "Sexism (or any other kind of bullying) makes me sick and I hope that Nicola's book will have a strong impact."

      bella
      2016-01-08 12:40:29 +1300

      "Huzzah! It's great to see something so constructive - it'll help nudge (or shunt) our Establishment into the 21st century! "

      Te Punaha Matatini
      2016-01-08 12:21:22 +1300

      "Te Pūnaha Matatini is committed to act to end sexism in academia & to research-informed decision-making in our institutions :)"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-01-08 09:56:49 +1300
      Sarah-Jane Guild
      2016-01-08 09:31:19 +1300
      J creaser
      2016-01-08 09:25:16 +1300
      Heather Gunn
      2016-01-08 09:04:11 +1300
      R Stafford
      2016-01-08 07:44:40 +1300

      "This is fantastic! Recently, while discussing up-coming research trials, a male lawyer helpfully suggested that I get a sugar-daddy... "

      Trudi Aspden
      2016-01-08 06:56:18 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-01-06 18:45:22 +1300
      Margaret Stanley
      2016-01-06 14:59:03 +1300
      Cate Macinnis-Ng
      2016-01-05 16:34:31 +1300
      Michael Gray
      2016-01-05 16:06:19 +1300
      Lyn Collie
      2016-01-05 11:33:00 +1300

      "Sexist science is bad science in so many ways. This is a great initiative!"

      Janet Hoek
      2016-01-04 16:55:13 +1300

      "Great initiative. Best wishes in reaching your goal."

      Haryana Dhillon
      2016-01-02 15:40:08 +1300
      Emma Rogan
      2016-01-02 12:13:32 +1300

      "Go to it!! 👏🏽❤️"

      Matt Parry
      2016-01-01 21:46:39 +1300
      neal
      2015-12-30 18:02:43 +1300
      Adam Micolich
      2015-12-28 23:57:39 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-12-25 04:47:30 +1300

      "This is a great idea. A stronger influence from women is definitely needed. "

      Oliver Lineham
      2015-12-24 22:28:43 +1300

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