Today we celebrate women in STEM. Meaning adult human females or anyone who identifies as a woman and lives as a woman who against so many stereotypes is a STEM professional. I am most proud to work as a member of the LISA consortium as a small part of the Fundamental Physics Working Group. I contribute my little bit to working out what physics will be tested by the Laster Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA). This is a space probe which will do the same thing as LIGO but at a much grander scale and looking at a different part of the gravitational wave spectrum. Work we do will inform fundamental physics for as long as human beings do fundamental physics. I am most proud to be a small part of this big team effort.
That’s my story. Here are other women and girls and supportive organizations.
It’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science! We honor all who have pushed the boundaries of innovation, and celebrate those who continue their legacies. Get to know some of their stories with @WomenNASA: https://t.co/8upYnZC35R— NASA (@NASA) February 11, 2022
I'm an Astrophysicist working at the University of Nottingham. Happy International Women in Science Day! pic.twitter.com/QGXt1K0skU— Dr Maggie Lieu (@Space_Mog) February 11, 2022
February 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science #IDWGS. This day is a welcome reminder that women and girls play a critical role in science and technology communities. We asked some of the RI-MUHC’s exceptional women in science for their thoughts... pic.twitter.com/7EFis0DwKP— RI-MUHC (@RIMUHC1) February 11, 2022
As usual Anime was ahead of society in depicting that a woman can be a scientist and also be womanly. Bluma invented a time machine and a lot of other gadgets in Dragon Ball Z.
Mansplained by Freedom Convoy Supporters.
Lastly of course my day as a woman in STEM would not be complete without a dude who though very smart and educated in his area, law, feels free to mansplain a little to me… a theoretical astrophysicist. Like most of these events they are not done from a place of malice just dudes being dudes.
To ensure that a record of this interaction will endure for posterity have screen shot it. Now what David Freiheit @thevivafrei , Vivabarneslaw.locals.com , a vocal supporter of the Freedom convoy himself wrote is just fine. As Twitter goes you can’t say much more. The real issue is the followers under that who seem to think that because what he said confirms their biases, also his being a dude confirms their biases, that he knows what he is talking about here.