As we begin 2017 (and run as far away from 2016 as possible), we’ve compiled a list of highlights to celebrate our one-year anniversary. Enjoy!
Least Toxic Examination of Masculinity:
Why are Men Violent?
Many people think of violence and aggression as natural, biological aspects of being a man. But science paints a different picture about the origins of male aggression.
Most Objective Comic:
Science Under the Scope?
In this comic series, explore strong objectivity with us and find out how science isn’t as unbiased as it may seem.
Best Treatment for Aspiring Doctors:
Preaching empathy in medical school is profoundly ineffective when detached from lessons of social justice. If students can be trusted to dissect human bodies, they should be challenged to critically examine their relationships to structural inequality.
Best Sibling Science Story:
What My Brother Taught Me About Science and Social Justice
Alexis thought neuroscience could find the cure for her brother’s mental illness. And then she found disability studies.
Best Science Love Story:
The Sad Story of How I Fell Out of Love with Science
Science is an intriguing field of study, but many are pushed out of the discipline for a variety of systematic and structural reasons. Specifically in higher education, established systems of teaching science can alienate students. How can science be redefined in a more honest, accountable, and engaging way?
Best Teardown of Biological Heterosexuality:
Let’s Get Something Straight
LGBT people shouldn’t be the only ones questioning their identities. Learn how the history of heterosexuality (and homosexuality) still influences fields like scientific research and medicine today and why it’s still causing problems.
Best Video to Satisfy Your Umami Craving:
MSG – Monosodium Glutamate or Mostly Socialized Garnish
MSG sits at an intersection between scientific and political understandings of food. Learn more about MSG and its history of use, and how both science and social factors influence to foods we consume.
Best Podcast Explaining an -Industrial Complex:
Profit Over People: MIC 101 (part 1/3)
What is the medical industrial complex, and how does it control everything from medical training to patient care? In this first episode of our podcast series, we’ll explore the various ways “ethical medicine” is a misnomer as long as profit is prioritized over healing.
Least Biologically Deterministic:
Race is Not Biology, but Biology is Racialized
Many of our ideas about race are grounded in biological narratives of genetic difference. But what is the real relationship between race and biology?
Best Article About Plants and Patriarchy:
‘Nice Apples’ and Other Problematic Plant Language
How does the language of botany reflect its sexist and racist past?
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Thank you so much for your support over the past year, and look forward to more from us in 2017!