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Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.

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  1. “Silly” is a powerful word. I generally like to reserve it for people who are talking about absolutely crazy woo, because it’s so completely dismissive. I’d never considered how it would be used against women, although it falls perfectly into the dialogue of “What I care about matters and what you care about is laughable.” that’s followed women since forever.

  2. Henry Gee outed Dr. Isis and at the same time called her “inconsequential.” Right, that’s perfectly logical.

  3. I think that old-line science journals and for-profit science journals are on the way out. They only survive based on getting lots of excellent manuscripts for free, and they get to pick and choose which ones to publish. It is very much a top-down vision of science; where the God-like, patriarchal experts at the top dictate to the peons below how things are.

    That model of how to do science is breaking.

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