In this excerpt from her 2007 presentation to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Dr. Annalee Newitz, author and free lance journalist talks about "Reporting Science and Gender" focusing, as she says ON the "sort of missteps that can occur as research is moving from the realm of academia or laboratories and into popular culture, which is where a lot of journalism takes place."

Today I'm just going to talk about two particular pop culture representations of gender or ideas about gender that kind of get in the way of good science writing and technology writing.