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Activist Burnout Part II: Gender

Alice B. Reckless tweets at @AliceBReckless and blogs at alicebreckless, where this post originally appeared.

[THIS PIECE CARRIES A STRONG TRIGGER WARNING FOR DISCUSSION OF RAPE AND RAPE APOLOGY.]

This piece has been, if anything, harder to write than the last, as it is introspective: I’m talking about things we do to one another that make people drop out or cause people to expend all of their energy deflecting personal attack, and fighting for internal change – distracting from whatever ideal it was we joined the movement to oppose. Continue reading Activist Burnout Part II: Gender

Running with wolves – imposter syndrome & sexism in science

This post was submitted anonymously.

I have my very own wolf. It pads beside me all through my working day. It is not the friendly type of wolf that you dream of owning as a child. It is vicious, snarling and without mercy, it is has a name, but not one that I gave it. It is called ‘imposter syndrome’.

Continue reading Running with wolves – imposter syndrome & sexism in science