Why Science Is Sexist

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Book 34
Bridget Williams Books
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Science changes the world because the creation of knowledge opens up new pathways for us to explore new ways of doing things, and new questions to ask. My optimism lies in the fact that I think that the answer to why science is sexist does all of these things.

In this eye-opening BWB Text, Nicola Gaston, President of the New Zealand Association of Scientists, reveals the ways in which the discipline of science is sexist. From the under-representation of women to the argument that mental capabilities are gendered, Gaston demonstrates the extent of our unconscious bias against female scientists, and warns of its damaging consequences for science and for society. In asking what can be done to combat this bias, she calls for us to rethink not just our attitudes towards gender, but also towards scientific knowledge and inquiry.
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About the author

Dr Nicola Gaston is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington, Principal Investigator in the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, and President of the New Zealand Association of Scientists. 

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Publisher
Bridget Williams Books
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Published on
Nov 9, 2015
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Pages
104
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ISBN
9780908321667
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Language
English
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Genres
Social Science / Discrimination & Race Relations
Social Science / Gender Studies
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