Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Repost: The Right To Go Out. Part 1

This is my first post in the why-feminism-is-still-needed series.  The series will run for the next week.
I have added a 2012 assessment after the last post in the series.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

On The Gender Science Series, in Hindsight (2012)

This is obviously an ongoing field in several different senses.  Sadly, those who wish to prejudge all women as inferior will always be among us.  Check out sometimes the weird history of misogyny in this context.  You will find everything from "women look more like chimpanzees than men," to "a uterus gone haywire because a woman studying will deplete her womb of nutrition."

If you think the mistakes of the past cannot be replicated in this scientific age, think again.  At least some of those past tales of woman-hatred were based on counting and calculating and other scientific methods.  And even Darwin thought that women hadn't evolved much at all, what with them never having had to compete for mates!