In our second part on Feels, we touch on hysteria, feelings around failure, the emotional toll academia takes on its students, asylums, witchcraft, and why blocking someone who’s harassing you on the internet is a silly way to go.
Serena would like to voice her apologies for not speaking much this episode – she had a rather nasty flu and had zombie brain for three weeks.
Articles we (may have) read before this episode:
- Marie Curie got her start at a secret university for women - Eric Grundhauser (4/8/2016), Atlas Obscura
- Changing the face of autism: here come the girls - Gina Rippon (1/4/2016), The Conversation (Australia)
- Why autism spectrum disorders are under-diagnosed in women and girls - Lynne Malcolm and Olivia Willis (25/6/2015), ABC (Australia)
- Lighting dark: Fixing academia’s mental health problem - Christie Wilcox (10/10/2014), New Scientist
- Dark thoughts: why mental illness is on the rise in academia - Claire Shaw and Lucy Ward (6/3/2014), The Guardian
- Women and Psychiatry - www.sciencemuseum.org.uk, accessed 12/9/2016
Podcast episodes from other podcasts that are relevant:
Another Sawbones episode! This time, on fainting and corsets. Sophia marathoned a lot of Sawbones in the run-up to this episode, so definitely internalised some things (and would rec it).
- The Mismeasure of Man, Stephen Jay Gould (1981) - Amazon
- Learning to Lose: Sexism and Education, Dale Spender (Author), Elizabeth Sarah (Editor), (1980) - Amazon
- A flyer about women’s heart attack symptoms from the Heart Foundation (Australia)
- Lawstuff.org.au page on Cyberbullying, accessed 12/9/2016
- Australian Human Rights Commission page on cyberbullying, accessed 12/9/2016
- Rhythm 0, 1974 (on Wikipedia)