On the FAB listserv yesterday, Joan Callahan drew our attention to the fact that in USA Today’s story introducing the mainstream public to world of bioethics, not one woman is mentioned. She asked for suggestions as to how women bioethicists might be included on whatever list the media have when they need to call an "expert" for ethical insights on news in health care, the life sciences, bioetechnology etc. The mission of the Women’s Bioethics Project to get women’s voices heard in the public debates on bioethical issues. Kathryn Hinsch responded to Joan’s call with the announcement that the Women's Bioethics Project is in the process of compiling a list of women scholars who are willing to talk to the press, conducting press tours to the major media to let them know about this resource, and preparing media training for scholars. She invites scholars to contact Gina Sullivan firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Ed(st) note: For those who aren't familiar with FAB, it's the International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics. More info here.