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1943 - women workers on their lunch break, Chicago and Northwest Railway Company Wednesday, March 9, 2011
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“it must be stressed again that the whole scheme is a construct of culture rather than a fact of nature” (Ortner 1996: 41). Women are no more or less “natural” than are men; we are equally mortal, conscious organisms. But starting with the biological facts of gender differences, human societies create a “ sadly efFcient feedback system: various aspects of woman’s situations (physical, social, psychological) contribute to her being seen as closer to nature, while the view of her as closer to nature is in turn embodied in institutional forms that reproduce her situation ” ( ibid in Moore 2009: 314). Wednesday, March 9, 2011
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Lawrence Summers, President of Harvard University (2001-2006) Wednesday, March 9, 2011
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Lawrence Summers, President of Harvard University (2001-2006) Gross oversimpliFcation: ±ired for comments stating that men have “ innate abilities ” that make them better at math and science (the reason we have more male scientists) than women. Wednesday, March 9, 2011
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“So my best guess, to provoke you, of what's behind all of this is that the largest phenomenon, by far, is the general clash between people's legitimate family desires and employers' current desire for high power and high intensity, that in the special case of science and engineering, there are issues of intrinsic aptitude, and particularly of the variability of aptitude, and that those considerations are reinforced by what are in fact lesser factors involving socialization and continuing discrimination . I would like nothing better than to be proved wrong, because I would like nothing better than for these problems to be addressable simply by everybody understanding what they are, and working very hard to address them.” Wednesday, March 9, 2011
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Since the 1970s anthropologists have found that natural or biological differences alone do not account for male and female roles, including economic roles, but rather
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