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Welcome to the blog extension of the scigrrrl zine series! This blog (and the zine) includes everything under the umbrella of feminist science studies (aka where my love for both feminism and science intersects). Feedback, constructive criticism, and questions are greatly appreciated!

The field of Feminist Science Studies was born within the past 15-20 years with works by Sandra Harding, Ruth Hubbard, and many other great names (AAC&U, 1999). The field has sparked a lot of growth within the sciences and caused many to reconsider alternative interpretations, or create discussions behind research agendas. Feminist science scholars also study science, not only as a “locus of gender inequalities,” but as a platform in which to establish gender equality (Roy). One way of doing so is by drawing people of diverse backgrounds in terms of “race, class, nation, sexuality, disability, etc. and who can bring to science and science studies a multifaceted awareness of difference, power relations, domination, language and of the need for innovative methodologies” (Stanford). And now, because there are “more women in science, more women teaching science, more feminist scholarship about science, and more and more of it produced by scientists, feminism and the sciences have recently embarked on an exciting period of cross-fertilization” (AAC&U). Today, there are feminists who are not only talking about science, but who are practicing science.