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! 

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    Mike Plank
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    Anonymous pledger
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    Simon Clendon
    2015-12-17 10:44:37 +1300

    "Great initiative."

    Anonymous pledger
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    Mark Hanna
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    Bart Janssen
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    Angela Tsai
    2015-12-17 09:46:12 +1300
    Kate Lee
    2015-12-17 09:08:09 +1300
    Niki Harre
    2015-12-17 08:39:14 +1300

    "Fantastic model for getting us thinking about important issues as a community!"

    Trecia Wouldes, PhD
    2015-12-17 08:38:19 +1300
    Merryn Gott
    2015-12-17 08:36:51 +1300
    Rupert Morrish
    2015-12-17 08:26:44 +1300
    Marie-Louise Ward
    2015-12-17 08:21:11 +1300
    Raj Patel
    2015-12-17 06:24:54 +1300

    "Kick-ass !"

    Lisa Matisoo-Smith
    2015-12-17 01:06:33 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-12-16 23:22:41 +1300

    "Let's make science an equitable playing field for the benefit of humanity"

    Sam Sargeant
    2015-12-16 22:13:18 +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! 

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-12-17 15:41:46 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-12-17 15:33:52 +1300
      Shaun Coffey
      2015-12-17 15:26:47 +1300
      Wendy Allison
      2015-12-17 14:52:53 +1300
      Anna Carter
      2015-12-17 14:41:23 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-12-17 14:38:19 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-12-17 14:37:31 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-12-17 14:36:11 +1300
      james lee
      2015-12-17 14:14:17 +1300
      Janine Paynter
      2015-12-17 13:49:58 +1300
      Stephen Jacobs
      2015-12-17 12:29:15 +1300
      Mike Plank
      2015-12-17 12:12:37 +1300
      Sarah Morgan
      2015-12-17 12:00:15 +1300
      Neil Broderick
      2015-12-17 11:30:19 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-12-17 10:57:56 +1300
      Simon Clendon
      2015-12-17 10:44:37 +1300

      "Great initiative."

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-12-17 10:20:15 +1300
      Mark Hanna
      2015-12-17 10:01:56 +1300
      Bart Janssen
      2015-12-17 09:56:33 +1300
      Angela Tsai
      2015-12-17 09:46:12 +1300
      Kate Lee
      2015-12-17 09:08:09 +1300
      Niki Harre
      2015-12-17 08:39:14 +1300

      "Fantastic model for getting us thinking about important issues as a community!"

      Trecia Wouldes, PhD
      2015-12-17 08:38:19 +1300
      Merryn Gott
      2015-12-17 08:36:51 +1300
      Rupert Morrish
      2015-12-17 08:26:44 +1300
      Marie-Louise Ward
      2015-12-17 08:21:11 +1300
      Raj Patel
      2015-12-17 06:24:54 +1300

      "Kick-ass !"

      Lisa Matisoo-Smith
      2015-12-17 01:06:33 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-12-16 23:22:41 +1300

      "Let's make science an equitable playing field for the benefit of humanity"

      Sam Sargeant
      2015-12-16 22:13:18 +1300

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