Saturday, April 4, 2020
How Is Evolutionary Theory Used To Justify Misogyny?

How Is Evolutionary Theory Used To Justify Misogyny?

Theories put forth by evolutionary theory are a testament to what happens when the field of science is restricted to upper-class white men.
The Sexism Of Science And The Science Of Sexism

The Sexism Of Science And The Science Of Sexism

A fact within this domain is that women are few in the higher echelons of science & most women have testified to the sexism in the scientific community.
Why This Year's National Science Day Theme "Women in Science" Does Not Excite Me

Why This Year’s National Science Day Theme “Women In Science” Does Not Excite Me

The biggest conflict of being an Indian woman as well as a science student is that we live in a world where we celebrate National Science day with the theme "women in science" to commemorate a person who denied admission to women students.
A Closer Look At Sexism In Engineering Colleges

A Closer Look At Sexism In Engineering Colleges

Within the classroom, casual sexism is a daily phenomenon from faculty members and peers alike.
How Inclusive Is STEM In India? 15 IITs Have No ST Faculty

How Inclusive Is STEM In India? 15 IITs Have No ST Faculty

Across 23 IITs, including new and old, only 9 per cent of the current faculty are SCs, STs or OBCs together. Of the 23 IITs, 15 — including the IITs at Mumbai, Kanpur and Kharagpur — have no ST faculty at all
The BMI Is Not As Heavy-Weight As We Think

The BMI Is Not As Heavy-Weight As We Think It Is

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BMI overlooks a plethora of important signifiers of good health, and is racist and sexist in its categorisations.
How Psychology Wronged Women

How Psychology Wronged Women

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Psychology, a scientific study of the human brain, has witnessed misogynistic studies through its history, bordering on the absurd.

How Unbiased Is Artificial Intelligence?

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Artificial Intelligence discriminates due to implicit biases in coding and it grows by studying the patterns on the internet.
Are Video Games Really Just A Guy's Thing?

Is Video Gaming Really Just A ‘Guy’s Thing’?

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Even though the video game industry has seen a revolution in the past few years in terms of its growth and revenue, women still form roughly 22- 25% of the workforce in the gaming industry, and only 5 percent (approximately) of these are employed in programming roles.
Infertility Is A Medical Condition Only When Parenthood Is Idealised

Infertility Is Not A Medical Condition If You Don’t Want Children

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Male-factor infertility accounts for half of fertility issues. Why is our society obsessed with locating infertility in women's bodies?

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Ecofeminism And COVID-19: Prejudices Of A Hindu Brahminical Society

Ecofeminism And COVID-19: Prejudices Of A Hindu Brahminical Society

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The eco-conscious health responses to the COVID-19 outbreak in India have revealed the heterosexist, racial, ageist, casteist, and classist prejudices of an overt Hindu-Brahminical society. The idea of environmentalism driven by capitalism, nationalism, and cultural imperialism exploit marginalised humans, animals, and nature alike. Therefore, the discussions around epidemics, animal welfare, and climate change must be nothing but ecofeminist.
Islamophobia In The Times Of A Pandemic

Islamophobia In The Times Of A Pandemic

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The layer that covers the entire crisis looks a lot like communal hatred or Islamophobia which is something that has been used in a country like India, time and again, to cover up the failings of a government.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.