It’s time we do something not only about Andrew Wakefield, but about the system of medical “science” that is causing the suspicion perpetuating his lies.
Today, my colleague Carl Elliott posted a short note at his blog that surprised me. It was about a new op-ed from Steve Pinker, who has supported my work.
What’s a woman allowed to say?
That’s a question I wrestled with a lot while I was writing and revising my new book, Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science. Really ironic; so much of the book deals with struggles over who gets to say what gender means—and the whole book is written from the perspective of an unashamed feminist. So why worry about the question of what women are “allowed” to say?
I’m a lot like Sheryl Sandberg, or at least her public persona. Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you I’m a hard-driving, productive, leadership-prone woman who believes it is critically important for women to be confident, unashamed of their talents, and serious about careers they want. I have worked my ass off to achieve the c.v. I have, and I have enjoyed it. But the truth is, I intentionally lean out of my career. A lot.
This morning, Dan Ryan and I did a live radio interview on WKAR’s “Current State” with Mark Bashore.
Recon suggests everybody in East Lansing is now restored to power, as of a couple of hours ago. Today marks 11 days since electrical power went out here--spectacularly in the case of our block, where a down wire arced for 30 minutes of sheer bright terror.
We’re still missing a lot of undoubtedly relevant local history of what exactly happened at University Colorado Boulder with regard to Prof. Patti Adler’s “Deviance in U.S. Society” course. Here’s what we do know, and why this case really worries me.
This comes from personal experience and observations, but also my background in sex research. If you don’t believe in sex and gender differences, or in sex being important in the evolved and cultured human mind, please move along. This will only make you mad.
“The SUPPORT defenders are going to be on the wrong side of history. And what’s shocking is that they don’t recognize that.”