A while back I wrote about Gawker‘s outing of Michael Brutsch, the infamous “troll” at Reddit who posted obscene material for fun under the pseudonym “ViolentAcrez.” Now Gawker‘s sister publication is at it – but with a twist. Jezebel has decided to share some of Election 2012′s greatest hits of racism on Twitter from high [...]
About David Wescott
David works for a Washington DC-based, global public affairs firm. He spent five years working a legislative assistant and economic policy adviser to a United States Senator. He also managed a pediatrics department at a public hospital in Boston in the mid-90′s. He is the author of the blog It’s Not a Lecture, and is a contributor to Science Cheerleader, Earth and Industry, and Global Voices Online. He lives in Durham, NC with his wife, son, and dog.
Look at Allie Wilkinson and you may not immediately realize that she’s a scientist. And that’s her point. She’s the founder of a fabulous new Tumblr called “This Is What a Scientist Looks Like,” designed to shatter the stereotypes people have toward scientists. Allie and her colleagues asked scientists everywhere to share pictures of [...]
The Broad Side has graciously allowed me to publish a guest post from Linda Distlerath, my colleague at APCO Worldwide and former Global Executive Director for The Partnership for an HIV-free Generation. Having worked in the HIV/AIDS field for over twenty years, I find myself each December 1, World AIDS Day, reflecting on how far [...]
Earlier this year the contestants of the Miss USA 2011 Pageant were asked a simple question – “Should evolution be taught in schools?” Their responses were posted on YouTube and viewed by roughly a million people. For supporters of science education, the answers from most contestants were disappointing. Here were some prominent female role models, [...]
At first glance, Darlene Cavalier is the type of woman many feminists view as a role model for their daughters. Darlene is a senior adviser and contributor to Discover Magazine. She earned a master’s degree from an Ivy League school. She’s the principal investigator on a project from the National Science Foundation. She has been [...]
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