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Archive for the 'Tilting at Windmills' Category

In the wake of Bora Zivkovic’s multiple resignations last week (amazing index here, if you were out on a research cruise and missed it), I was asked if I was going to participate in offering further advice or recommendations to Science Online, since I had been visible and vocal in my impression of what needed […]

As is inevitable in a situation like this, the dialog around Bora Zivkovic’s harassment of women has moved beyond his actions and resignations, and is now looking at the larger community and what sort of operational changes need to be made. This is clearly a more opaque process at Scientific American, since they have remained […]

Last night was interesting. There was embarrassing praise and flattery, a few trolls, a debate over my use of the word “must” instead “should,” and quiet, thoughtful support and disagreement from several people, including Kathleen Raven. It’s tempting to address the language concerns first, because they’re easier. But that needs to be put aside for […]

This is via the LATimes: Like a character from a graphic novel, he dresses in black, has unusually blond hair — and kills bus drivers who sexually assault women. In a place like Ciudad Juarez, known for its years of brutal killings of women, the story has inexorable appeal. But how much of it is […]

So, I was scolded this afternoon for daring to tweet about Rehtaeh Parsons’ father’s response to her suicide shortly after news broke about the Boston marathon bombing. Apparently the Internet can only care about one thing at a time, and the most important thing was the bombing and all other news, national as well as […]

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