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Carolyn Brinkworth
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Carolyn Brinkworth commented on a post on Blogger.
Jeremy, Allison, this is awesome. I actually think that the data showing that people unsure about the safety of their workplace are generally less out than those who regard it as hostile is the most interesting part! I don't suppose this was statistically significant? 

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Hey Jeremy, great stuff here. Any idea when we'll get to see any more of your analysis? I'm an astronomer currently working towards a MA in Education, and I have a paper on LGBTQ scientists due in December. I'd love to be able to cite your results :) 

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Oh hell, yes! 

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Today is the 43rd anniversary of the Stonewall Riots - the start of the modern LGBT rights movement and reason we all gather for Pride every June. All you gay folk out there, have a drink tonight in honour of them, and thank them for standing up for our rights.

Google Doodles, the periodic special logos that replace the typical Google logo for a day, have a gender diversity problem. From 2008 to June 20th, 2012, the United States Google homepage has displayed 78 Doodles honoring individuals, and only 7 of those have honored women. If you count up the Doodles that Google has posted globally, the numbers increase to 285 total Doodles and just 36 representing women. That's 9% here in the U.S., and only 12% worldwide.  
 
Ann Martin started a blog, Speaking Up (http://speakingupforus.wordpress.com), in November, with an Open Letter to the Doodles team in the hope of getting Google to notice and address this issue. The blog tracks the statistics of the Google Doodles gender distribution and highlights Doodle-worthy women. This week marks the midpoint in 2012, and this benchmark is a chance to reflect on the fact that while 50% of the year has gone by, we still don't see anything approaching 50% representation of women's accomplishments in Google Doodles. To acknowledge this benchmark and to try to bring some more attention to the gender disparity and its solutions, Speaking Up will be hosting a special series of posts this week, called The Midpoint Series. The blog will featuring special content and lots of guest posts, highlighting more and more Doodle-Worthy Women and their amazing achievements. Ann will also be posting an up-to-date spreadsheet and new graphics showing the statistics on Google Doodles in the U.S. and around the world. 
 
To kick off the 2012 Midpoint Series, Speaking Up has posted a new open letter to Google and the Doodles team. Throughout the week, lots of new content will be coming up; you can track all of that on the 2012 Midpoint Series page (http://speakingupforus.wordpress.com/the-2012-midpoint-series/). I'd love for you to check out the blog, see what we're doing, and think about the Doodle-worthy women on YOUR list.  The Midpoint benchmark is a great opportunity to call some attention to the sad state of gender representation in Google Doodles, so please take a look and help us spread the message!

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SpaceX is looking good for launching the first commercial flight to the ISS at 1.15AM on Saturday. Check www.spacex.com for the live feed!

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Another great post from KookyScience. I'm really enjoying this blog :)

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