Using gendered identifiers, even if we get to choose our own, can reinforce bias and discrimination
Heather E HeyingProfessors of sociology and gender studies write an opinion piece for Scientific American. In the era of Grievance Studies, it should surprise no one that there is nothing scientific here.
The number of female solo travelers has skyrocketed, but amid Instagram-worthy escapades are tales of violence and death, raising questions about how the world is greeting women who travel alone.
Heather E HeyingThe NYT piece, which was the cover story of the Sunday Travel section from March 31, shines a light on violent crime against solo women travelers. Violent crime against women happens, and it’s despicable.
Having decided to become a high school teacher, I was excited to be accepted to the University of Washington’s Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP), which awards a masters degree in teaching and bills itself as a 12-month combination of theory...
Last month, Sophia Gabrielle Stanford was at the center of a fundraising campaign. The GoFundMe page described the trans activist as a victim of a “brutal and aggressively blatant hate crime” in wh…
Heather E HeyingExcellent investigative journalism by @MrAndyNgo. Hate crimes are on the rise in Portland. Or are they? Very few police reports, and “cinematic narrative” suggest perhaps not. Whose interests would it serve to create panic through faked hate crimes?
I have often said to my students: Nature is not out to get you.
Heather E Heying“I have often said to my students: Nature is not out to get you. In fact, the truth is worse. Nature is not out to get you. It is indifferent to you.”
My rendering of a boat accident in Galápagos, three years later
Heather E HeyingEveryone will survive, but how it hurts to breathe, to move, to be. Released from the clinic with the skilled young doctoras, but also the clinic with no ice, toilet paper, pain meds, I hope soon to be able to close my eyes without reliving the terror.
Heather E HeyingMany of the stories in this #TwoforTea podcast will go nicely with The Boat Accident, in which I tell of big wave drama while in Galápagos with my students
So, yesterday this turned up in my feed, which struck me as something of an, um, mispresentation… and somehow, I ended up writing my own version of how this whole thing went down…  …
Heather E HeyingIn which “magic gender essence” is invoked to silence women, re-up regressive gender stereotypes, overthrow advances of 1st and 2nd wave feminism, and do irreparable damage to children. Find clarity, here, on who the hateful bullies are. HT @Glinner
Our objective was to ascertain the population status of the Pygmy Three-toed Sloth, Bradypus pygmaeus, an IUCN Critically Endangered species, on Isla Escudo de Veraguas, Panama. Bradypus pygmaeus are thought to be folivorous mangrove specialists;...
Heather E HeyingThat former student, Jakob, did exceptional work with us. He studied pygmy sloths, a species endemic to a tiny island off Panama, and published the work with other students of ours (one of whom, Sam, got a Fulbright and continued the work) in PLOS ONE: 16/