Jessica Williams tells men who think catcalling is a good idea to find some impulse control. http://on.cc.com/1BbsNn1
Nick Hart @ Deep Roots Tattoo in Seattle, WA
Whoa that’s beautiful
Trigger warning: gun violence, violence against women.
Another mass shooting occurred, this time, near the campus of University of California Santa Barbara, where I have presented two sexuality education workshops in the past. 6 people have been killed.
The day before the mass murders, the…
It’s qualifying exam season… this is 100% accurate to how I’ve felt for the past month.
Well, you know…shit.
why would you pay someone for 26-51 weeks for doing nothing
you have a very, very odd definition of “doing nothing”.
Why would you pay someone for 26-51 weeks to care for a child (which is, as the previous comment states, in no way “doing nothing”)?
Allow me to answer that for you:
- A study of 16 European countries from 1969-1994 found that “more generous paid leave is found to reduce deaths of infants and young children”; specifically, mathematical models found that
- "a 10-week increase in paid leave is predicted to reduce infant mortality rates by between 2.5% and 3.4%,"
- "a 10-week extension [in leave] is predicted to decrease post-neonatal deaths by 3.7 to 4.5% and child fatalities by 3.3 to 3.5%," and
- "rights to a year of job-protected paid leave are associated with roughly a 20% decline in post-neonatal deaths and a 15% decrease in fatalities occurring between the first and fifth birthdays" (x)
- A more recent study again of 16 European countries plus the USA and Japan found that “a 10-week extension in job-protected paid leave is predicted to decrease infant mortality rates, post-neonatal mortality rates, and child mortality rates by 2.6%, 4.1%, and 3%, respectively” but that these effects were not found if the leave was not job-protected or paid (x)
- Women who receive pad leave are more likely to be employed, 54% more likely to report wage increases, and have a 39% lower likelihood of receiving public assistance and a 40% lower likelihood of receiving food stamps in the year after the child’s birth; men were also less likely to receive public assistance and food stamps if they received paid family leave (x)
- "Maternity leave legislation in Europe effectively increases job protection and female labour market attachment" (x)
- "An increase in leave duration is associated with a decrease in [post-partum] depressive symptoms until six months postpartum" (x)
- "Shorter maternity leave (<12 weeks) was associated with higher maternal depression, lower parental preoccupation with the infant, less knowledge of infant development, more negative impact of birth on self-esteem and marriage, and higher career centrality" (x)
- "Breastfeeding duration increased sharply, by over a month, and the proportion of mothers attaining the public health benchmark of 6 months exclusive breastfeeding increased by nearly 40% [after Canada increased the length of mandated paid maternity leave]" (x)
- "Maternity leave led to small increases in birth weight, decreases in the likelihood of a premature birth, and substantial decreases in infant mortality for children of college-educated and married mothers, who were most able to take advantage of unpaid leave [in the US]" (x)
- "Increased time with the child [due to mandated maternity leave in Norway] led to a 2.7 percentage points decline in high school dropout and a 5% increase in wages at age 30" (x)
- "Children whose mothers return to work early are less likely to receive regular medical checkups and breastfeeding in the first year of life, as well as to have all of their DPT/Oral Polio immunisations (in approximately the first 18 months of life)" and "children whose mothers return full-time within 12 weeks are more likely to have externalising behaviour problems at age 4" (x)
Does that about answer it?
This Powerful Video Shows Men What It Feels Like To Be Subjected To Sexism And Sexual Violence
i really like this. it’s got the microagressions down in a lot of ways, also things like body language and posture? i recognized the men doing things and speaking in ways that women are trained to and it was awesome to see. also things like all the men being nurses or old secretaries in the police station and the hospital. there was also a moment of white feminism, which was interesting to see translated. basically, i like this a lot because it’s a pretty faithful mirror.
Really liked the inclusion of the white feminism bit.
Hits the nail on the head.
Scientific Journal Editor
Science Education for Non-scientists
Teacher (high school, community/technical college, small liberal arts colleges)
Non-tenured Faculty (often involves managing multiple projects, more administrative work)
Science Program Administration (such as program recruitment, program design, providing student & career support services)
Facility Director (i.e. microscopy, flow cytometry, animal model development, sequencing, mass spectrometry, cell line development, etc centers to support university scientists)
Public Health Program Analyst
Industry Project Manager
Research Center Director (i.e., managing multiple Principle Investigators and scientists with a common goal of developing therapies for a particular disease)
Clinical Trials Manager/Coordinator
Medical Science Liaison
Product Sales Representative
Quality Control Specialist
Regulatory Affairs Specialist (i.e. working to get new drugs approved for a company)
Regulatory Enforcement (i.e. working for the FDA for drug approval, analyzing food quality, evaluating livestock health)
Technical Support Specialist (for laboratory products)
Investment Analyst (into biotech companies)
Entrepreneur (starting your own company around a product/invention)
Medical/Science Ethicist (such as for IRB or IACUC boards)
myIDP: To explore career options based on your interests and skills. Highly recommended for grad students.
Science Careers: From the publishers of Science, dedicated to all things related to building a career in science
Naturejobs Career toolkit: Advice on CVs/resumes, interviews, networking, career advancement and options
This is a great list to start with. Definitely worth looking into for those who are interested in working in science/STEM but are on-the-fence, or just don’t know what’s out there. Hopefully some of you find this useful or can even add a few things to it!
This sounds highly useful.