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AASWOMEN Newsletter for May 01, 2015

1 May 2015, 14:07 UTC
AASWOMEN Newsletter for May 01, 2015
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AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of WomenIssue of May 01, 2015eds: Daryl Haggard, Nicolle Zellner, Meredith Hughes, & Elysse VoyerThis week's issues:1. The Limits of Labels, Categories, and Classifications2. Uncomfortable conversations and my responsibility within our community3. I was wrong and I am sorry4. 2015 Susan Niebur LPSC Networking Event Summary5. Attitudes of post-docs towards mid-career female scientists6. How I Became a NASA Engineer Despite My Disability7. Congress Probes Possible Bias against Women in U.S. Science Funding8. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter9. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter10. Access to Past Issues1. The Limits of Labels, Categories, and Classifications From: Rebecca Oppenheimer via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com I am a half-Jew, white, private-schooled, astronomer from the Upper West Side of Manhattan who loves exoplanets and pizza. I am quite certain I am not unique in holding all those labels. In fact I know a few others who do. Except I am also a transgender woman. Human beings have had a need, since Aristotle’s fundamental writings, to label and categorize everything. It makes it easier to discuss phenomena. One might, for example, examine the contentious notion of whether Pluto is a planet. ...

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