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Men, women, gender equality and… natural laws?

As you may have noticed it already, I am kinda interested in gender issues. This means quite a few things, “gender issues”. Sounds trendy, fashionable, LGBT-compliant, gently feminist, etc. Dunno, it is just end of any form of sexism for me. In “gender issues”, there is gender = not only women, not only men, but both.

Anyway. I am not intending to write a crash course on gender studies here. Although, honestly, after what will follow, I think some people should urgently take one. For the context: I was attending an one-day seminar where I presented an international workgroup I will chair and which will focus on encouraging women in science. As this is a long story, I’ll skip it here and come back to it later.

So, the context, was I saying: at this seminar, as at any seminar or conference, there are brochures, leaflets and stuff presenting various initiatives. I always take them all to read them calmly once I am home and have time. This time, no exceptions: I got back home with nearly a kilogram of brochures that I read from page 1 to the end. The part #mylife stops here. I wanted to tell you about one of them which definitely got my attention. It is a… surprising reading.

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Publié par le 8 décembre 2011 dans Women


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Ban Ki-moon urges universities to promote women’s empowerment

A week or so ago, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon declared: « Women remain second-class citizens in too many countries, deprived of basic rights or legitimate opportunities ». It was during the Global Colloquium of University Presidents, held at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA.

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Publié par le 11 avril 2011 dans Research, Women


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