I’m delighted to launch Science Calling’s first week-long special on a theme that is very important to me, Gender Stereotypes. The idea for this started back in October when I finally plucked up the courage to send one of my favourite blogs, The Anti Room, a post on gender stereotyping. Reading other women’s posts had inspired me to think a lot about feminism and the differences between genders still present in society. Unfortunately, that very week, the thought-provoking blog went on indefinite (and possibly permanent) hiatus. Writing that post made me more aware of the effect of gender stereotypes on society so I felt it was the perfect theme for a week-long special.
Over the next few days there will be a variety of interesting posts from both new and regular contributors. Here’s a preview of what you have to look forward to:
- Tuesday 28th – The frustration of gender stereotyping (by moi)
- Wednesday 29th – Book Review: The Blank Slate (by Vincent Kelly)
- Thursday 1st – Women in Skepticism: Build it and they will come (by Rebecca O’Neill)
- Friday 2nd – The Smarter Sex (by Dr. Michael Daly)
The main aim of this special is to generate discussion on the subject of gender stereotypes so please comment below the posts: Do you agree or disagree? Have you additional information or links? Any similar or completely different personal experiences?
Check back tomorrow for the first post… Enjoy!