WHAT WAS ONCE “WOMEN’S WORK” IS NOW STIGMATIZED IN A DIFFERENT WAY
Believe it or not, in the early days of computers, it was considered a ‘woman’s job’ to code the computers. In the 1960’s in the USA, women who worked for NACA and later NASA were the ones programming behind the scenes. These days, programming and many other science and technology fields are male-dominated.*
CHANGING THE WORLD ISN’T IN OUR AGENDA - BUT GETTING EXCITED ABOUT SCIENCE IS
That being said, we haven’t made it our goal at FemSTEM to change the minds of our local society, or anyone else’s. What we really want is to spread scientific knowledge to anyone willing to listen. Sometimes, it’s easy to become intimidated by STEM. We don’t have to be scared, though.
Being excited about science ourselves is a great way to get others to listen, too. Learning as a whole is stigmatized, and the more we do away with that, the more open everyone will be with learning new things from a diverse group of people.
WHO WE ARE
FemSTEM.com is a news site/blog aimed at women and girls of all ages who are interested in learning more about STEM fields. Whether that’s getting into STEM as a career yourself, or just general curiosity, FemSTEM is here to help guide you through it.
My name is Mariah Loeber, and when my freelance writing career hit a dead end, my father gave me the idea to start my own website about science and tech. I took right to the idea, and formed this website on January 16th, 2017.
WHAT WE DO
We create a space for anyone who loves science to enjoy. We write articles about science in the news, we answer common scientific questions, and we feature interview great scientists. We also try to help support other STEM (and STEAM) endeavors as much as we can, and work with scientists from across the globe in many different ways.
As of right now, FemSTEM is a very small operation, and we rely on donations to help keep us running. If you think you might be interested in donating to us monthly, you can visit our Patreon page at: http://patreon.com/femSTEM for information on how you can help us keep this website alive.
If a monthly donation is not in your budget, but you’d still like to help support us, you can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to find out other ways to help support us.
*Information from: http://smithsonianmag.com