Quickies: Contemporary black women scientists at NASA, scientists running for office, and intersectional feminism
- In honor of Hidden Figures, meet the contemporary black women contributing to NASA’s success – “In a series of videos, women like systems engineer Julie Williams-Byrd, project manager Antja Chambers, and astronaut Jeanette Epps discuss their work with NASA and how the women of Hidden Figures inspired them.”
- Thanks to Trump, scientists are going to run for office – “Since the inauguration, the administration has already frozen grants and contracts by the Environmental Protection Agency and gagged researchers at the US Department of Agriculture. Many scientists are asking themselves: What can I do? And the answer from a newly formed group called 314 Action is: Get elected.”
- Roxane Gay pulls book from Simon & Schuster in response to Milo Yiannopoulos controversy – “The Bad Feminist author pulled her forthcoming book How to Be Heard from Simon & Schuster over Milo Yiannopoulous’s $250,000 book deal with the publisher.” If you haven’t already read Roxane’s amazing “Bad Feminist” I strongly recommend it.
- The revolution will be intersectional, so white feminists need to learn what that means – Advice and more reading suggestions.
- Read it and Weep: Sherlock, Season 4 – I got to guest on the show again and watch something that’s *supposed* to be good.