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Our Perpetual Transitions

So,I’m going to try something new. I’m going to write for myself. I’m going torant, and lift a little belly,if I may. I’m going to be insecure, I’m going to speak to my own personaltestimony, sorry Linda. Warning, this might get a little crazy.

 

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Our Obligations Along Side Our Perpetual Transitions

As a transgender student, and perhaps the only out trans-identified student living on campus to date, it has been a struggle finding and creating a niche on campus for myself. My friends are for the most part allies, and though some have questioned gender and some have even come to identify as “non-conforming” or “gender queer”, I am the only student, to my knowledge, that has committed to a gender identity and the mental and physical transformations that coincide with my interpretation of this gender identity.  
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Waxing Gibbous

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September 28, 2007
Critical Feminist Studies
Anne Dalke

Paper 1: Waxing Gibbous

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Science Report

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General Studies 254: Gender and Science

Professors Anne Dalke and Elizabeth McCormack

Paper 4: Final Paper

 

Abstract: After having met with the two of you I did a lot of thinking about how I wanted my final paper to represent what I have taken from this past term, what I am passionate about, and how I would like to see the world of science—but more specifically, physics transition to becoming a more accessible and rewarding experience for those who struggle in the sciences though still have a passion.

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Three Waves

(The spacing got really messed up while i tried to post)... 

 

The aim of my project was to give a more modernized perspective of the three waves of feminism and how they would view science. I have tried to incorporate more than physics in my poetry, even though we have focused much more on physics than any other science. Though my poetry is not a direct representation of any of the feminist critics from whom we have read, I tried to put more of my own perspective—or rather, what I got from these critiques.

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There Isn’t Just One

Paper 3: What use can you make of the feminist critique of science?

 

There Isn’t Just One

Dear Journal,

 

            So, I’m supposed to write about the feminist critique of science, drawing from my experiences in my Gender and Science class and from the readings that we had been assigned. It’s weird to think of a single feminist critique of science, or the structure of science as it has been institutionalized. From the words of Caryn Musil, who is one of the authors, whose works we read in class,

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so which is it...

Ruskai's article was a great read. She was clear, to the point, and captivating! By page two of her article she had already fleshed out what she saw to be some of the problems concerning the gender gap in the sciences. 

On page two, Ruskai talks about stereotypes that have created what seems like a stigma preventing females from studying physics. When you look at the statistics that she presents, it makes me think about what is perpetuating these stereotypes. She talks about how most women choose not to study physics before they are even introduced to the topic. Stereotypes seem to be only a fraction of the problem, Ruskai makes it seem like something is actually scarring these women away from pursuing a science line of study! 

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Dear Doc

Dear Dr. Drew Faust,

 

            My name is Alex and I am a Bryn Mawr College undergrad. I am currently enrolled in a course called Gender and Science. I wanted to write to you in a broad sense, and talk about the relationship between the scientific world and the gendered world, but more specifically, what it means to be a "woman scientist". Even more importantly, we recognize that there is an inconsistency or inequality among the ration of men to women in the laboratory. In order to analyze this discrepancy I think it is important to analyze what prevents women scientists from being made, rather than how these women scientists are made.

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