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Category: Sex & Gender

Stereotype Threats and Women in Science
June 24, 2012 • one comment • 518 views
Feminism, Sex & Gender

When I recently watched the video recording of the panel debate from the Women in Secularism conference (which I posted here), a comment Rebecca Watson made about how gender stereotyping affects performance in mathematics and science caught my interest. She referred to a study mentioned in the book Delusions of Gender. I got the reference […]

Science isn’t Pink!
June 22, 2012 • 2 comments • 478 views
Feminism, Sex & Gender

I “overheard” a discussion on Twitter today about a video on a website run by the European Commission: Research & Innovation titled Science: It’s a girl thing! Click “Watch the teaser” to see the video – and let’s drop the topic of the usage of “teaser” here because … it will be obvious why … anyway […]

LEGO and Gender Stereotyping
February 7, 2012 • one comment • 347 views
Feminism, Sex & Gender

A couple of interesting videos have popped up on FeministFrequency.com about LEGO and their very gender stereotyped marketing. For the last couple of decades they have focused almost entirely on marketing to boys. Now they have decided to target the half of the marked that they have previously abandoned and ignored, the girls, and again […]

Riley’s Rant
January 1, 2012 • no comments • 244 views
Sex & Gender

This video became very popular just over a week ago. It is a short clip with a little girl called Riley having a rant about why girl’s toys are pink and why they have to buy princesses. Over on We Are SkeptiXX, Julia Lavarnway posted a comment by Ben Radford, and her own reply to […]