Why do I care so much about getting a copy of #Inferior into all schools? Because I don’t want to just tell girls they can do anything. I want them to read it, be empowered, and join our fight for equality. #thisgirlcan justgiving.com/crowdfunding/i…
The @PhysicsNews Improving Gender Balance Report includes recommendations to challenge gender stereotypes. #Inferior provides evidence, engages readers with the issues and educates students and teachers in their own unconscious bias. Read it: iop.org/education/teac…
Why do I care so much about evidence? In 2016 @RAEng revealed that UK STEM Education landscape is chaotic, confusing + expensive. Instead of spending heaps on evidence-free 'STEM' outreach, we should be working to challenge school culture. Read the report: raeng.org.uk/publications/r…
@PhysicsNews spent > 10 years researching the physics classroom. They found that the most important factors for young people choosing physics was their own self-concept, good careers advice having a great teacher. Read the report: iop.org/education/teac…
Why do we want #Inferior in ALL schools? @PhysicsNews' “It’s Different for Girls” showed that half of mixed state schools sent NO GIRLS to study A-Level physics + that girls were 2.5 x more likely if they went to an all-girls school. Read the report: iop.org/education/teac…
Closing Doors showed that sexism in science doesn’t just = no girls in physics, but fewer boys in english + psychology. What works? Whole school measures to counter gender stereotyping, impartial careers advice and work w/ parents. Read the report: iop.org/publications/i…
In Opening Doors, @PhysicsNews showed that one-off visits from ‘role models’ is not enough. Take care when inviting speakers in to make sure students understand why they are there, and reach out to school alumni or people who work locally. Read the report: iop.org/publications/i…
Opening Doors also taught us to challenge the sexist language used in schools by engaging students, teachers and their parents in an open discussion. Sexist language can be as damaging as racist and homophobic language. Read the report: iop.org/publications/i…
Opening Doors includes some awesome ideas to counter stereotyping. If you’re a scientist who visits schools regularly, work with teachers + build sustained relationships. If you’re a teacher, sneak some careers guidance into your classes. Read more: iop.org/publications/i…
The recent collection of case studies demonstrates how it is possible to improve gender balance and counter stereotypes. Schools have changed their policies and introduced structured debate over gender stereotyping. Read more: iop.org/education/teac…
Okay, that’s me out. Please, please read the reports. Donate to the campaign. Let’s empower all children to be whatever they want. #womeninstem justgiving.com/crowdfunding/i…
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Sep 30, 2018
On Friday I spoke at a CERN workshop on gender and high energy physics. I shared the work of @PhysicsNews’ Juno Award, the @1752Group and other evidence-based institutional programs. The head of theory @CERN gave a 30 minute Damore-esque manifesto against #womeninSTEM.
After my talk (indico.cern.ch/event/714346/c…), he told me British undergraduates faced huge debts after their studies because of the amount of money we spend on equality and diversity training. Apparently #womeninSTEM in Italy face no debts or sexism...
Short summary of Strumia’s talk: women aren’t as good at physics as men and they’ve been allocated too much funding/ been promoted into positions of power unfairly. He said this to an audience of early career #womeninSTEM.
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