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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    Michael Winikoff
    2015-12-16 21:52:35 +1300
    Dion O'Neale
    2015-12-16 21:43:49 +1300
    Tim McNamara
    2015-12-16 21:34:01 +1300
    Nat
    2015-12-16 21:18:47 +1300

    "You are all awesome."

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-12-16 21:15:23 +1300
    Darsel Keane
    2015-12-16 21:12:03 +1300
    Shaun Hendy
    2015-12-16 20:31:12 +1300
    Fiona Panther
    2015-12-16 20:18:42 +1300
    Dr Thaya Ashman
    2015-12-16 20:15:23 +1300

    "Quite right, let's pave the way not only our daughters but for us too."

    Hannah Buckley
    2015-12-16 20:02:24 +1300
    Pauline Dawson
    2015-12-16 19:58:06 +1300
    Jimmy Dalton
    2015-12-16 19:56:30 +1300
    Mason
    2015-12-16 19:46:57 +1300
    Matthias Lein
    2015-12-16 19:43:34 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
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    Anonymous pledger
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    Hannah
    2015-12-16 18:45:51 +1300
    Tash
    2015-12-16 12:08:09 +1300
    Anna GuentherPledgeMe Staff
    2015-12-15 10:55:34 +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! 

      Michael Winikoff
      2015-12-16 21:52:35 +1300
      Dion O'Neale
      2015-12-16 21:43:49 +1300
      Tim McNamara
      2015-12-16 21:34:01 +1300
      Nat
      2015-12-16 21:18:47 +1300

      "You are all awesome."

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-12-16 21:15:23 +1300
      Darsel Keane
      2015-12-16 21:12:03 +1300
      Shaun Hendy
      2015-12-16 20:31:12 +1300
      Fiona Panther
      2015-12-16 20:18:42 +1300
      Dr Thaya Ashman
      2015-12-16 20:15:23 +1300

      "Quite right, let's pave the way not only our daughters but for us too."

      Hannah Buckley
      2015-12-16 20:02:24 +1300
      Pauline Dawson
      2015-12-16 19:58:06 +1300
      Jimmy Dalton
      2015-12-16 19:56:30 +1300
      Mason
      2015-12-16 19:46:57 +1300
      Matthias Lein
      2015-12-16 19:43:34 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-12-16 19:42:52 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-12-16 19:41:07 +1300
      Hannah
      2015-12-16 18:45:51 +1300
      Tash
      2015-12-16 12:08:09 +1300
      Anna GuentherPledgeMe Staff
      2015-12-15 10:55:34 +1300

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