More links today, as I catch up on stuff.
Time lapse: Three straight days of plants pic.twitter.com/y4oBi43vKB
— Nature is Lit🔥 (@NaturelsLit) April 27, 2020
Sound on! ❤️🐄🎶
I’ve never heard a cow sing. A gorgeous human – animal moment. pic.twitter.com/XpAHS7iCx1
— Jenny McQueen (@VegJen) April 27, 2020
Deciduous Forest, 1897 #shishkin #ivanshishkin pic.twitter.com/BCluVVjYx9
— Ivan Shishkin (@artistshishkin) April 27, 2020
Though anecdotal, not surprising that female academics are struggling in COVID era working conditions. A good reminder for those of us without dependents to show extra grace and support to those who do. #WomenInScience https://t.co/itZYcn4GxP
— michelleehoward (@mehowardPhD) April 22, 2020
It is harder to work from home during COVID-19 because of extra meetings, extra duties, new research subjects, & anxiety. It is much harder for female academics – although controlling kids noises in background from zooming out is hard for all https://t.co/uya59B43XE
— Alexander Kabanov (@alkabanov) April 18, 2020
For all those deciding the fate of young academics, please remember COVID-19 when we prepare our promotion and tenure apps. I very much promise this will have an impact, and will somehow even more disadvantage females. @Momademia @AcademicChatter pic.twitter.com/CApgngCdEG
— Alyson Hanish PhD, MSN, RN (@DrAlysonHanish) March 13, 2020
Universities considering tenure applications are to weigh the (female) researcher's childcare duties during COVID-19. As if unis don't already offer abundant special advantages/ lowered standards to women (sush!). And even that will not be enough. https://t.co/stPcSNGzJu
— Janice Fiamengo (@JaniceFiamengo) April 25, 2020
Report: Female academics see drop in research during COVID-19 https://t.co/8hOKrm2sRn via @collegefix
— The College Fix (@CollegeFix) April 21, 2020
Face it. We've all met at least one of them.
Ten Types Of #Authors Who Can Go Fuck Themselves
.@Gabino_Iglesias via .@mysterytribune
— Tom Bradley Jr. 📚 (@TBradleywrites) April 23, 2020
"Like all the worst personal essays, these are not unflinching examinations of the writers’ own behavior, but lazy exercises in self-justification and projection." @claireefallon returns with a bang. https://t.co/jgMgi9NbMI
— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) April 22, 2020
So, in a step away from all things virus, I decided to tell you a bit more about my study into psychopathic traits in society. Wanna know more? Of course you do!
— Dr Emma Kavanagh (@EmmaLK) April 23, 2020
“No Babies Allowed”😂
The NBA in the 80’s & 90’s😏🏀 pic.twitter.com/LieD0s9ZXT
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) January 12, 2019
Quarantined stuntmen, bruh… pic.twitter.com/nYSOqzAzBs
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) April 22, 2020
Well, it doesn’t really shock me that academic production by females is down right now given the home schooling situation. I feel like my own production took a bit of a short term hit, mostly due to being freaked out for a month rather than because of childcare or homeschooling responsibilities. I just hope that when this all settles out, people don’t assume I am or will be less productive because of “the childrens” or that I’d prefer to dial down my academic goals just because of all those additional woman responsibilities. That’s been a recurring theme that I’ve already encountered many many times throughout my career, and now yay. It’s most likely only going to get worse.
I’m glad that folks (especially with evidence) are publishing about reduced productivity for women in academia. Patriarchy is alive and well during the pandemic, and better to shine a light on it than (continue to) pretend it doesn’t exist.