There are very real problems in the sciences. But right now the field is caught in an auto-catalytic cycle, where people point out ways in which we’re failing at outreach, the people in positions of power dig in their heels with cries of “but *we* weren’t offended!”, the same people then wring their hands and wonder why there isn’t more diversity in science… and continue to ignore us when answers to that question are given. And if we keep making excuses for the smaller things that hurt various groups, it’s never goin to change."
I went fishing and caught three striped bass,
watched a colleague surgically implant tags into a dozen other fish,
consulted a friend on his next hair style,
got spotlighted in a career blog,
made a pizza from scratch (yes, the dough too),
went to yoga,
and washed my hair.
And it’s only Tuesday.
I shouldn’t even leave the house.