As per research ‘gender’ provides a perspective from which one could examine the biases that exist in the larger society. Some believe that to arrive at a more eloquent understanding of the problems of women in science , one should begin by asking what is the nature of science space that leads to under-representation and marginalisation of women rather than questioning the situation of a woman’s life that makes it difficult for her to pursue science.
Throughout Gender and Race in the Physical Sciences, I have been struck by how rarely in STEM we shed a light on the women of color that already exist and thrive in the sciences. Often, when we discuss diversity in the sciences, we only discuss it in the frame of a problem. More specifically, we tend to focus on the problem of there not being enough of these women in the field. As a result of the lack of attention paid to pioneering women in STEM, many young people of all backgrounds are inclined to believe that there are no women of color doing great things in the field- that there are no role models. With this paper, and an on-campus event to be held in the spring, I hope to challenge people’s assumptions about what a scientist looks like, and inspire people through a discussion of innovative women of color.
Women were blocked from nearly any form of scientific experiment or inquiry. Margaret Cavendish, an English natural philosopher and the first woman to visit a meeting of the Royal Society, illustrates the “disregard of the female sex” in sciences (Doc. 9). Unsurprisingly, men continued to oppress women and block any and all paths to gaining social standing. Science, like almost all other domains, continued to be controlled by
The part of woman in today's general public is some way or another questionable. Why there are so few women in science written by K.C. Cole, the author discusses the role of woman in our society in different domains. The author used personal experience to discuss and give more credibility concerning this topic. Also, K.C. Cole insisted that we are still living in a society where women are not taking all their right. In addition, women have the ability to achieve their goals if they do not give up and get influenced by others (Cole, n.d). If we give women the chance to show what she’s thinking and planning of, it can end up with a very high achievement. In my opinion, women are still less than men in some critical positions although the primary subject these days is gender equality and rights.
This study and what was found in the Lit Review both agree that television does indeed have some correlation with interest in STEM fields. The research studies reviewed stereotypes of women seen in the media as a whole, which is related on a macro level. However, this study tries to look at stereotypes of women in STEM. The questions asked in this study looked into changing perceptions of women in STEM by having female scientist characters as the main character, in that it would hopefully put them in a more positive light. The ones described at the very beginning of the Lit review ended up not being as useful information than thought. However, the research conducted by Kimberly(2002), Orithia and Morgain(2013), Deegan(1983), and Stienke and
Being a woman in the sciences has already proven to be a struggle in some aspects. For instance, guys often double check my work or do not take me seriously because “girls don’t do science”. It makes it hard to feel confident in what I do and its sad that men often get all the credit. Shetterly’s story reiterated to me even more how men are those recognized, and even though the events of Hidden Figures were many decades ago, the same phenomenon persists
Recently The Alantic published an article titled “When Will the Gender Gap in Science Disappear?” and the answer to the question is in sixteen years and in hard sciences, like physics, that number skyrockets to 258 years. This means it will take women another ten generations to publish at the same rate as their male counterparts. Startling statistic like these force me to think about how a culture of such inequality was created. The answer may lie in a close examination of how science was discussed between males and females during the eighteenth century. The popular pastime of microscopic viewing provides a space to see males and females engaged. The interactions that occurred around the microscope typically had a male figure leading women through science and highlight gender discrepancies in teaching and learning of natural philosophy. Eliza Haywood’s The Female Spectator and Elisa Powell, or
Three things happen when they are in the lab; You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you and when you criticize them, they cry.” His comments were tweeted by Connie St Louis, who directs the science journalism program at City University, London. She commented, “Really, does this Nobel laureate think we are still in Victorian times?” (Ratcliff). Despite numerous education initiatives, the number of women in science laboratories has remained low, only 13%. However, the researchers in the following pictures show that female biologists are as competent as male biologists and they research harder than them to break through the old perceptions like Tim Hunter’s.
Modern science began in the heart of the Scientific Revolution. It was a period of developments in astronomy, chemistry, inductive methods and reasonable research. The unravelments began in Europe and eventually lead to the Renaissance. Ultimately, this took a step towards the well-known social movement known as The Enlightenment. Through the scientific incentives of Francis Bacon, and Sir Isaac Newton, we see contrast between Aristotelian dialects, to the movement of a more liberal scientific mindset. This movement practiced detailed investigations and preparatory methods. Inspired by the educational reformations of the modern world through Bacon and Comenius, was also the explosion of mass masculinity. A women’s role through the scientific unravelement was neither recognized. Women, who practiced historical content, were the front lines in changing the perspective of a women’s role within society.
The first research entitled “The representation of gender roles in the media - An analysis of gender discourse in Sex and the City movies ” was constructed by Therese Ottosson and Xin Cheng in 2012.
In part I of the psychology in media project I reviewed the article “Why Young Girls Don’t Think They are Smart Enough” written by Sarah-Jane Leslie and Andrei Cimpain. The authors of this article explored the psychological research they conducted - along with Lin Bian - which is aimed at discovering the underlying cause for the disparities between men and women across academic disciplines. In the media article published in the New York Times the authors concluded that stereotypes are mainly to blame for these disparities. They also noted that these social stereotypes start affecting girls as young as the age of six, and that the shift in thought is drastic. In a more formal report which they published in Science Magazine, through a set of
Studies regarding gender roles in media show that the feminine essence tends to be depicted as inferior, with women often being marginalized, disempowered and humiliated through a status that is based on their youth and looks; whilst men tend to be portrayed as superior with higher and longer lasting careers
My blog article is mainly focusing on the impact of social media on the issue of gender bias in science. Since social media has spurted into popularity in the 21 century, not only has it become a tool for communication and sharing personal lives, it can also play a significant role in generating a global conversation, catching millions of people’s attentions. Therefore by using social media wisely, literally everybody can make their own contribution to punishing sexism in science as well as motivating more girls into the STEM fields. I began my article by relating to an open letter written by 20 female scientists after 2016 the US. presidential election in appealing for unity and protection of their rights. I deem it as a good example to show what a strong calling social media can create. My first claim is that social media has enabled an increasingly public discussion about the persistent problem of sexism in science. My second claim states that social media can also create connectivity which may make a positive influence on encouraging more women into the scientific field. Both of the two claims are focusing around the 2015 internet buzz about noble prize winner Tim Hunt’s sexism remarks during a formal speaking. I hope this example will catch my readers’ attentions and inspire their thought toward gender issue in STEM.Social Media Plays A Part in Gender Issue in Science
Other phrases throughout the first four pages use words like "nightmare", "destroy", "haunt", and "anguish" to attract readers to how seriously society takes awareness of science. These phrases get readers to feel the urgency of the views against science in society. The dark phrasing successfully shows that society has taken a responsible view against incorrect scientific application.