Frances Arnold received the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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Science fields are improving at being more inclusive. But explicit and implicit barriers still hold women back from advancing in the same numbers as men to the upper reaches of STEM academia.
People learn racism from the culture that surrounds them and media they consume, but that doesn’t need to be the end of the story.
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If you’re American – regardless of the color of your skin – racism structures how you think. Changing the system should change these implicit biases.
After 117 years, a third woman won a physics Nobel.
Alexander Mahmoud, © Nobel Media AB 2018
Progress has been made toward gender parity in science fields. But explicit and implicit barriers still hold women back from advancing in the same numbers as men to the upper reaches of STEM academia.
Women have heart attacks too and can have different symptoms to men, like jaw pain, breathlessness or nausea, as well as the familiar chest pain. So why don’t we see this on TV?
It’s time characters on TV reflected not only women’s experience of heart disease but those of men from diverse backgrounds if we want to prevent more people dying from heart disease.
Research shows we all hold negative stereotypes; once we accept this, we can start to making positive change.
Awareness campaigns can only go so far to stopping the stigmatization of mental health. Change occurs once we stop shaming ourselves and others for our bias.
A YouTube producer trying to create a parody of ‘The Simpsons’ found out that Apu is being phased out of the show. While many will miss Apu, others reflect on what his character represents – a flat stereotype of South Asian immigrants.
Recent rumours of Apu’s demise may be exaggerated but his presence has been slowly written out of ‘The Simpsons,’ and many feel it is time for the stereotyped Indian-American character to go.
Conversations about gender and stereotypes can start at home, while playing in the sandpit.
Rigid gender roles and stereotypes are key drivers of violence against women. So let’s challenge these by starting young.
A large Roma house in western Romania.
New research among well-off Roma families in Romania shows how widespread prejudice against them is.
Men ask more questions then women in academic conferences and are more visible. Roads Academy Masterclass, Warwick University, November 2010.
Academia is not immune to gender bias. One way to see this in action is to observe who asks questions during conferences – and men appear to ask more than women.