Sexism and Science Communication LIVE


2015 was the year we started caring about sexism in science, WIRED magazine recently declared. In this live Stuff Mom Never Told You conversation at SxSW Interactive, Cristen and Caroline speak with astronomer and science communicator Nicole Cabrera about how harassment and discrimination affect scientific discovery, STEM online activism and why all of us have a vested interest in resolving these issues.

Further Reading:

"A new twist in the fight against sexism in science" http://www.wired.com/2015/10/the-year-we-really-started-caring-about-sexism-in-science/

"Science and sexism: In the eye of the Twitterstorm" http://www.nature.com/news/science-and-sexism-in-the-eye-of-the-twitterstorm-1.18767

Hear More From Nicole:

"The future of STEM depends on diversity" (video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v8aDo4dV3Q

"Scientists at Work: Most Days in the Life of an Astronomer Aren't Spent at Telescopes" http://www.iflscience.com/space/scientists-work-most-days-life-astronomer-aren-t-spent-telescopes

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Topics in this Podcast: science, sexism, SXSW, women in the workplace, women in stem