When Female Mathematicians Walk Into A Bar

Guilty – I find math jokes hilarious. When they are in fact jokes about math. I belong to a group on Facebook dedicated to the sole purpose of sharing math jokes. They make me groan or roll my eyes and occasionally laugh out loud. Once in a while someone will post a joke like this: … Continue reading When Female Mathematicians Walk Into A Bar

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12 Sex Ed Things That Aren’t Even About Sex

Even if you are pro abstinence only education (and you believe that it works) there are crucial things you can tell young people without even talking to them about sex at all. While I am mainly aiming for girls here, most of these topics do apply to young boys as well. By the way, I am … Continue reading 12 Sex Ed Things That Aren’t Even About Sex

It’s Activism Time!

Can you think of any better reading material than the statistics of sexual harrassment at your university? I can't. It's incredible. This photo states that in the past academic year alone, there have been 25 complaints within the university. (And that's ONLY the cases that were reported! Remember, most cases are not reported!) The article … Continue reading It’s Activism Time!

7 Reasons to Date a Nerdy Girl: Response

First, I just want to say that I LOVE The Good Men Project. I think they are doing amazing work and the articles they post are informative and interesting. However, (everything before the but doesn't count?) the other day I read this article: Smart is Sexy: 7 Reasons it's to your benefit to date a … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Date a Nerdy Girl: Response

Bridges, Walls, and Leadership

"There was a large crowd of people...They were throwing things and shouting…" This is not a quote from the Women of the Wall, but it might as well be. I was killing time on Facebook yesterday when I read this status update: and it reminded me of something from a children's book I used to … Continue reading Bridges, Walls, and Leadership

Dear World, This Is Not What Judaism Really Is

"Give up," my coworker says to me, as she watches me hack away at the keyboard angrily. "They'll never listen to you. You can't change the world." My coworker's words of encouragement were said about my reaction to this article (sorry, can't find English link just yet) which my friend posted on Facebook this morning. It talks … Continue reading Dear World, This Is Not What Judaism Really Is