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RationalWiki:Project Social Justice/Resources

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This is our list of resources. Feel free to add to them, or strike them out if you have added them to the appropriate article(s)!

Useful quotes[edit]

“[A]lmost all of the ninety-nine female medical residents at Southern University interviewed by sociologist Susan Hinze reported experiencing “sexual harassment that makes the workplace intimidating, hostile, or offensive.” Surgery, the most prestigious branch of medicine, offered by far the most hostile environment to women. Yet the recurring theme in Hinze’s follow-up interviews was no anger, or even victimhood, but [the women wondering] whether [they] were being overly sensitive to sexist and demeaning treatment. For example, a woman who was repeatedly patted on the behind by an anesthesiology attending physician wondered whether the discomfort this caused her was a sign she was being too sensitive. She deliberated on whether, if she mentioned it, her colleagues would say ‘whooa, she’s a real bitch, she’s sure uptight, she’s sure sensitive…’ …And female medical students offended by one surgeon’s habit of referring to them as ‘little girl’ were denounced as ‘hypersensitive’ by a male peer who suggested that women’s ‘nerve endings’ are ‘absolutely naked’ and thus primed to take offense.


But contrary to this opinion, the female residents actually seemed to be working hard to, as Hinze suggests, ‘downplay the incidents and view them as a “normal” part of a bruising training experience’…and to either ignore it (‘I’m in surgery; I can’t sweat the small stuff’) or see the need for change in themselves rather than in those who harassed them… One surgery resident described the experience of discovering in the restrooms an explicit cartoon of herself, bent over, and her mentor engaged in sexual intercourse. Another resident had added an arrow and the comment that he wished he could be in the latter’s position. …[S]he filed no complaint but looked to herself to adapt to the hostile environment…without any expectation that she should not have to deal with this kind of treatment at work.”

from Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference

Useful sites/journals[edit]


Some useful references in a messy non-order. If you use them cross them out, please.


Do not forget:


Organisation-level recognition of SJ[edit]

Sure Start[edit]

Research on how helping everybody at the start of life works to save money, etc. :

History of SJ[edit]

SJ in Education[edit]



NB: cishetnormativity — joke serious version: — general problem with neurosci — sexism within neurosci



Angelides, S 2001, A History of Bisexuality, University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London.
Angelides, S 2007, Historicizing (Bi)Sexuality: A Rejoinder for Gay/Lesbian Studies, Feminism, and Queer Theory, Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 52, no. 1/2, pp. 125-58.
Burrill, KG 2002, Queering Bisexuality, in D Atkins (ed.), Bisexual Women in the Twenty-First Century, The Haworth Press, New York, pp. 96-105.
du Plessis, M 1996, Blatantly Bisexual; or Unthinking Queer Theory, in D Hall & M Pramaggiore (eds), Re-Presenting Bisexualities: Subjects and Cultures of Fluid Desire, New York University Press, New York, pp. 19-54.
Eliason, M., Queer Studies: A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Anthology.
Fraser, M 1999, Classing Queer: Politics in Competition, Theory, Culture & Society, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 107-31.
Gammon, M & Isgro, K 2007, Troubling the Canon: Bisexuality and Queer Theory, Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 52, no. 1/2, pp. 159-84.
Hemmings, C., Bisexual Spaces: A Geography of Sexuality and Gender.
Horncastle, J 2008, Queer Bisexuality: Perceptions of Bisexual Existence, Distinctions, and Challenges, Journal of Bisexuality, vol. 8, no. 1/2, pp. 25-49.
Storr, M 1999, Postmodern Bisexuality, Sexualities, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 309-25.


Stereotype threat[edit]

Academic journal articles/books[edit]
Feminist intersectionality: Bringing social justice to health disparities research

Cultural appropriation[edit] — some good references

Why there is no such thing as racism against white people.
Modern police legacy of being slave patrols.

Trans[edit] (cissexist take on anti-sexism) (ditto, IIRC)
Really complete fully-referenced history of TERFs creating transphobia in the USA

Gender[edit] (has links to research into pronouns)

Benevolent neutral it's only a joke sexism[edit]

Marketing (gender) woo[edit]

Sex drive[edit]


Bad science[edit] and
Excellent article on observational research:

Science needs diversity[edit]
Philosophical reason science needs diversity to avoid potential biases
Armenia has gender-balance in compsci:


Nazi-legacy in modern medicine[edit]

Historical bias[edit]

Biology bias[edit]

Fat acceptance movement (is about classism too)[edit] and — this one is already in the relevant article, but too good to not include

Human Trafficking[edit]


Intelligence woo[edit];jsessionid=82CB4A93AFDDE1C3C1C4E6CCC09DF6A0.d04t04

Political correctness[edit]

Bigotry in our camp[edit]
RationalWiki on its “issues” by Armondikov