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Öppen föreläsning med Angela Saini på Stockholms universitet

Den 19 april kl 12:00 föreläser Angela Saini på Stockholms universitet och du är varmt välkommen! Föreläsningen har titeln ”How science got women wrong” och kommer att hållas på engelska. Du hittar mer info om föreläsningen nedan.

Angela Saini är aktuell med sin nya bok ”Underlägsen – Den misslyckade vetenskapen om kvinnan”. Du hittar mer info om boken här.

 

Datum: 19 april

Tid: 12:00 – 13:00

Plats: Vivi Täckholmssalen (Q room /Q211), the NPQ house, Svante Arrhenius väg 20 A

 

Open Lecture: How Science Got Women Wrong

For hundreds of years it was common sense: women were the inferior sex. Their bodies were weaker, their minds feebler, their role subservient. No less a scientist than Charles Darwin asserted that women were at a lower stage of evolution, and for decades, scientists—most of them male, of course—claimed to find evidence to support this.

Whether looking at intelligence or emotion, cognition or behavior, science has continued to tell us that men and women are fundamentally different. Biologists claim that women are better suited to raising families or are, more gently, uniquely empathetic. Men, on the other hand, continue to be described as excelling at tasks that require logic, spatial reasoning, and motor skills. But a huge wave of research is now revealing an alternative version of what we thought we knew. The new woman revealed by this scientific data is as strong, strategic, and smart as anyone else.

In Inferior, acclaimed science writer Angela Saini weaves together a fascinating—and sorely necessary—new science of women. As Saini takes readers on a journey to uncover science’s failure to understand women, she finds that we’re still living with the legacy of an establishment that’s just beginning to recover from centuries of entrenched exclusion and prejudice. Sexist assumptions are stubbornly persistent: even in recent years, researchers have insisted that women are choosy and monogamous while men are naturally promiscuous, or that the way men’s and women’s brains are wired confirms long-discredited gender stereotypes.

As Saini reveals, however, groundbreaking research is finally rediscovering women’s bodies and minds. Inferior investigates the gender wars in biology, psychology, and anthropology, and delves into cutting-edge scientific studies to uncover a fascinating new portrait of women’s brains, bodies, and role in human evolution.

Organiser: Malin.Ah-King@gender.su.se, The Gender Academy at Stockholm University

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