I present to you: a nice post on the fate of female scientists in the public eye.
But finding this post wasn’t as straight forward as finding things online usually is.
When you Google female science writer on science writing the first result is a to a post where a male science writer picks his favourite female writers in honour of some celebratory day.
The second is a man giving some tips on how to be a good science writer.
The third results is a post from the Association of Science Writers redirecting to the first celebratory post.
The fourth is finally a post trying to address the lack of well-known female science writers. Unfortunately, this is a horrendous attempt at starting a debate (not only because the female author apologises for her text within the first 10 lines). The first reason for male bias in science writing is that men have more time than women. Naturally, we are all part-time house wives and don’t have time for twitter like our male counterparts. In the end, there does not seem to be any interest in change. These are some thrown-together reasons for why women can’t be science writers on the same basis as men – now base all your future discussions on that and go out and face the world, woman!
The fifth is a piece written by a woman about how the Canadian’s a losing touch with local environmental research.
The sixth result is finally something that I would expect to find having done a search on female science writers. But like so many times before, in my random search for somethings interesting to read, I have stumbled upon something much bigger than that. Next I will look into the Finkbeiner test.