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4 Apr 2018
Kidde 228

Is Science Sexist? with journalist Angela Saini

A Center for Science Writings Event

Inferior by Angela Saini

The Center for Science Writings (CSW) presents a talk by journalist Angela Saini on “Is Science Sexist?” Saini will discuss her new book Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That's Rewriting The Story.

Saini notes that for hundreds of years women were thought to be the inferior sex. No less a scientist than Charles Darwin asserted that women were at a lower stage of evolution, and for decades, scientists—most of them male, of course—claimed to find evidence to support this. But a huge wave of research is now revealing an alternative version of what we thought we knew. The new woman revealed by this scientific data is as strong, strategic and smart as anyone else. Booklist calls Inferior “a brilliant approach to a long overlooked topic.”

Saini is a British science journalist who has produced science programs for the BBC and has written for WIRED, The Guardian and other publications. She has a masters in engineering from Oxford University and in science and security from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London.

All CSW events are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the CSW webpage, or contact CSW director John Horgan.

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