Invisible Women: default male risk

Hello my very dear GFPs, and a very happy September to you all!It's been...some weeks, I'm not entirely sure how many. In any case, I'm here now! I hope you've all been having wonderful Augusts. Skip to the end for some pics of how Poppy has been handling her August.September is a busy month for me. First up, and most excitingly, we are launching season 2 of Visible Women, which I know you've all been extremely impatient to hear. Well, the wait is over! First episode drops THIS WEDNESDAY and it's on a topic I know is close to many GFP hearts: murderous menstrual blood, which faithful GFPs may remember we covered briefly in this newsletter about a year ago. Available wherever you get your podcasts -- can't wait to hear what you think!I am also going to be in NORWAY this month. I have been to Norway once before, in early March 2020, so shortly before the first lockdown. I remember that I was definitely doing a lot of nervous hand sanitisering -- and feeling quite foolish about it, feeling like I needed to do it surreptitiously in case people thought I was hysterical or implying they were dirty. Two weeks later we were in our first lockdown. *Shudder*.The trip was a flying one to give a talk in a city called Tønsberg and it was (obviously) my last international work trip before the world closed down, so it seems somehow kind of fitting for Norway to be my first international work trip now the world has opened up again. I'll be doing an event at the House of Literature in Oslo on the evening of Friday the 16th, and another the next day in Trondheim at 1pm. If there are any Norwegian GFPs reading this who are free, nearby and able to come -- please do! Would be lovely to have some friendly faces in the audience for my first international event in...over two years! Suddenly feeling quite nervous... 😬Right, that's enough housekeeping, let's check in on how the gender data gap has been getting on in our absence...

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