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

    Simon Brown
    2015-12-24 20:36:10 +1300
    Esther Haines
    2015-12-24 18:56:00 +1300

    "Great idea"

    Richard Blaikie
    2015-12-24 17:36:02 +1300
    Conrad Healy
    2015-12-24 09:22:59 +1300
    Mark C. Wilson
    2015-12-24 05:23:18 +1300
    Natalie
    2015-12-23 09:04:14 +1300

    "Brilliant initiative - and a great cause."

    Gregory Ball
    2015-12-22 22:30:16 +1300
    Frédérique vanholsbeeck
    2015-12-22 20:26:47 +1300

    "Hopefully it will make a few people reflect on the issue. Thanks for doing this. Fred "

    Jane Gresham
    2015-12-21 09:41:29 +1300
    petet sim
    2015-12-20 23:43:35 +1300
    Jamas Enright
    2015-12-20 20:37:46 +1300

    "Let's hope this helps."

    Ali
    2015-12-19 12:56:37 +1300
    Astrid an Huef
    2015-12-19 11:47:20 +1300
    David Preece
    2015-12-19 09:57:03 +1300
    Rachel Miller
    2015-12-18 19:34:06 +1300
    Cathy Gunn
    2015-12-18 17:04:59 +1300

    "A fantastic idea from an amazing woman. I'm really happy to support this."

    natalieplank
    2015-12-18 10:37:47 +1300

    "On behalf of Justin Hodgkiss"

    natalieplank
    2015-12-18 10:35:23 +1300

    "Great campaign."

    Katherine Rive
    2015-12-18 08:33:17 +1300
    Mary O'Keeffe
    2015-12-18 08:06:37 +1300
    Penny Brothers
    2015-12-18 07:38:08 +1300
    Mark Hanna
    2015-12-17 23:37:56 +1300

    "On behalf of Lisa Taylor"

    JJ Eldridge
    2015-12-17 23:03:31 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-12-17 22:48:10 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-12-17 21:12:18 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-12-17 20:13:24 +1300
    Avril Bell
    2015-12-17 17:51:05 +1300
    Anna Win-Mason
    2015-12-17 17:32:48 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-12-17 17:20:46 +1300
    Sandra Oster
    2015-12-17 16:03:39 +1300

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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! 

      Simon Brown
      2015-12-24 20:36:10 +1300
      Esther Haines
      2015-12-24 18:56:00 +1300

      "Great idea"

      Richard Blaikie
      2015-12-24 17:36:02 +1300
      Conrad Healy
      2015-12-24 09:22:59 +1300
      Mark C. Wilson
      2015-12-24 05:23:18 +1300
      Natalie
      2015-12-23 09:04:14 +1300

      "Brilliant initiative - and a great cause."

      Gregory Ball
      2015-12-22 22:30:16 +1300
      Frédérique vanholsbeeck
      2015-12-22 20:26:47 +1300

      "Hopefully it will make a few people reflect on the issue. Thanks for doing this. Fred "

      Jane Gresham
      2015-12-21 09:41:29 +1300
      petet sim
      2015-12-20 23:43:35 +1300
      Jamas Enright
      2015-12-20 20:37:46 +1300

      "Let's hope this helps."

      Ali
      2015-12-19 12:56:37 +1300
      Astrid an Huef
      2015-12-19 11:47:20 +1300
      David Preece
      2015-12-19 09:57:03 +1300
      Rachel Miller
      2015-12-18 19:34:06 +1300
      Cathy Gunn
      2015-12-18 17:04:59 +1300

      "A fantastic idea from an amazing woman. I'm really happy to support this."

      natalieplank
      2015-12-18 10:37:47 +1300

      "On behalf of Justin Hodgkiss"

      natalieplank
      2015-12-18 10:35:23 +1300

      "Great campaign."

      Katherine Rive
      2015-12-18 08:33:17 +1300
      Mary O'Keeffe
      2015-12-18 08:06:37 +1300
      Penny Brothers
      2015-12-18 07:38:08 +1300
      Mark Hanna
      2015-12-17 23:37:56 +1300

      "On behalf of Lisa Taylor"

      JJ Eldridge
      2015-12-17 23:03:31 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-12-17 22:48:10 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-12-17 21:12:18 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-12-17 20:13:24 +1300
      Avril Bell
      2015-12-17 17:51:05 +1300
      Anna Win-Mason
      2015-12-17 17:32:48 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-12-17 17:20:46 +1300
      Sandra Oster
      2015-12-17 16:03:39 +1300

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