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Non-Binary Astronomers? Of Course There Are, And We Need to Treat Them Better

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Gender equality in astronomy doesn’t end with the male/female gender binary. In a study led by nonbinary astrophysicist Kaitlin Rasmussen, researchers took a look at gender equity in astronomy and what practices could address outstanding issues that leave out or have a negative impact on researchers who do not fit into binary male or female gender identities. This study, released in 2019, was inspired by surveys that were done by astronomers who looked at gender equity in astronomy. They and others in the field, as they point out in this study, noticed that a lot of the papers that have … Read more