Archives de Tag: Gender

Loverboy and the Happy Hooker: EU Anti-Trafficking Day

This was first published on You can find more about initiatives against human trafficking here. The post below is my personal take on it.
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Publié par le 21 novembre 2012 dans Miscellaneous, Women


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Women in Science: Why So Few?

[This piece was first published on]

When a  few years ago I first got interested in this topic, I obsessively read all I could about it. The oldest paper I found at that time was from 1965 and bore the title: “Women in Science: Why So Few?” Yes, it’s the same as the title of the current posting and no, this is not a simple coincidence: women are thin on the ground in science and technology.

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Publié par le 29 avril 2012 dans Research, Science, Women


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[Brevia] Gendered Innovations portal

I got this through the eq-uni mailing-list, from Londa Schiebinger, Stanford University, Ineke Klinge, Maastricht University and Martina Schraudner, Fraunhofer & TU Berlin. It is about the Gendered Innovations In Science, Health & Medicine, and Engineering Project.

This project develops practical methods of sex and gender analysis for scientists and engineers, and provides case studies as concrete illustrations of how sex and gender analysis leads to innovation.

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Publié par le 7 novembre 2011 dans Science, Women


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On savvy and groups

CollaborationA report was published in Science last week titled « Evidence for a collective intelligence factor in the performance of human groups ». They set up the « c factor », for collective intelligence, somehow a parallel of the g (for general intelligence. I told a bit about this after Prof. Haier’s conference at the EMBO meeting). In brief, what the authors report, is that individual intelligence of people constituting a group (a team) is not correlated with the success of the team to solve a problem. Further, when extending the tests, it came up that having more women in the team increases the so called « social sensitivity » and improves performance. Groovy, eh?

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Publié par le 6 octobre 2010 dans Science


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