Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dr. Isis plays Socrates

There's a great discussion going on over at Isis' blog about where abortion fits into one's scientific career. The comment section is well worth reading.


  1. Thanks for the link, Hannah. 'Twas my first visit to Dr. Isis's blog. The whole time I was reading that post, I was wondering why it seems that Dr. Isis tried hard to remain anonymous. Somehow, all her credibility goes up in smoke when she can't even who she is and where she works. No need to publish her personal contact information but if she is a proud woman in psychology who also is a proud mother, come of the "maternal closet" already.

    Anyhow, as an off-topic comment, do you know who "Dr. Isis" actually is and if not, does that bother you when reading her blog?

  2. Evgenya- I don't know who Isis is, and I don't really care to find out. While I do see your point about blogging under your real name (which is why I do it), I also see the value in staying anonymous. It's not uncommon for women bloggers to be harassed or threatened. And until your job security is guaranteed (i.e. tenure) it may be unwise to blog frankly about personal topics. On the other hand, those personal stories by women in the trenches are invaluable. I read lots of blogs by anonymous women scientists. I would love to share more of my personal stories as well, but I quite frequently find myself refraining from posting them for precisely the reasons I've listed above.

    (Also, Isis' field is physiology, not psychology, for the record.)