“Popular culture would have you believe that to study science, let alone physics, you must possess a specific set of character traits. For the most part, these stereotypes mean the ideal prospective science student is anti-social, computer-like and nerdish beyond comprehension.”
Sexual harassment, assault and misogyny are not shocking for me as they are for Professor Schmidt.
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“Historically and across diverse settings, men have always managed to denigrate and subjugate women.”
“My research confirmed what my friend had heard from other trans escorts: there is a huge sexual demand for transgender women.”
“Perhaps it is not surprising that women make up only 14 per cent of the engineering workforce in Australia, and that only 16 per cent of Australians with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) qualifications are women.”
“That’s right, you’re secretly fighting the patriarchy every Monday night when you and your friends drink mulled wine and watch the latest Game of Thrones episode. Every time you slip one of Martin’s tomes into your bag you’re carrying a pipe-bomb that will blow misogyny to smithereens.”
“As a feminist philosopher I have extensive knowledge of the issues at stake in gender equity at our university as well as experience in advocacy and activism in this space.”
“I would like to help foster a community, similar to ANUSA’s, where women and TISGD postgraduate students have the opportunity to connect, support and befriend one another.”