Tagged: gender

Gender stereotyping and physics - Physics Stop

Marcus Wilson Nov 20, 2015

The Institute of Physics (IOP) has recently released “Opening Doors: A guide to good practice in countering gender stereotyping in schools” (You can access the report here and read some commentary at a recent IOP conference here.) Although funded jointly by the Government Equalities Office (now I’m sure such a thing didn’t exist when I lived … Read More

Dresses for Science and Tech loving women! - Nano Girl

Michelle Dickinson May 21, 2015

As a female engineer I’m very aware of being a minority in my field, and as time passes I seem to have become less sensitive to some of the comments, and inappropriate questions I’ve been asked during my career. Studying the recent numbers makes for very sad reading as a lowly 13% of professional engineers […] … Read More

Should NZ spend relatively more health resources on improving men’s health? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Mar 13, 2014

Associate Professor Nick Wilson There is no doubt that NZ needs to keep addressing ethnic inequalities in health as an important priority. Nevertheless, gender inequalities may also be worth some consideration given that NZ men have lower life expectancy than … Continue reading → … Read More

Where do all the women go? - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 06, 2014

This weekend is International Women’s Day and the theme this year is Inspiring Change. According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, just 30% of science researchers are women. They have produced a nifty tool to see where those women work and in what fields. For NZ, the tool says that 59% of Bachelors students are … Read More

What Kiwis die of – Part II: The battle of the sexes - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jan 31, 2013

Two weeks ago, we asked Kiwis what they thought they would die of, and compared their responses to the primary causes of death recorded by the Ministry of Health for the 29,204 people who died in New Zealand in 2009. Mike Dickison produced a beautiful infographic* of the causes that were responsible for more than 1% … Read More

Is there a penis on your CV? - Genomics Aotearoa

Peter Dearden Oct 05, 2012

By SM Morgan It’s always tricky raising a polarising issue, and occasionally especially so in an on-line forum with the potential for excessive trolling, but I (and evidently a lot of others worldwide) think it is definitely something on which needs to have an open discourse established, and I would hate for our wee country to miss out on the opportunity for … Read More

The Perils of Pink Nail Polish - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds May 09, 2011

In the US, the painting of a young boy’s toenails with pink nail polish by his mother, in promotional material for J. Crew (a clothing company) has created a furore in conservative America. An article outlining this outrage can be found here. Conservative proponents have expressed concern that such “nontraditional activities … can be destructive and damaging to a … Read More

Why the Caster Semenya sillyness makes me so angry - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Aug 24, 2010

I am, I would be the first to admit, generally pretty flippant and light-hearted in my blogging. Caster Semenya. I dunno, but Jenny Meadows looks at least as...hardcore...ya? Not for me the heavy-handed nor overly serious style adopted by many others.  No, I prefer that my readers have a bit of a giggle, maybe pick … Read More