SOCIAL ROLES AND GENDER STEREOTYPES

According to the Social Role Theory, the cause for division of gender roles in society and the development of gender stereotypes are the physical differences between men and women. As a result, women are seen as primary caregivers, while men are seen as breadwinners. Consequently, more caregiving-type careers (such as nursing and teaching) are seen […]

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TWO TYPES OF GIRLS

I am a member and head of the medical group in FemStem—a club in which high school girls mentor middle school girls and help them pursue their STEM passions. A few weeks ago as I was teaching middle school girls how to suture, I had a sincere awakening. In the moment, I identified two distinctly different […]

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PASSION IS PROTEST

This picture of me represents pure happiness and joy after accomplishing a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft–it represents something greater that truly aligns with my passion. When I discovered my passion for STEM, I also discovered my voice for protest. Femiscience has been a means for me to develop my voice from my own personal experience […]

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COLLEGE TECH CLUBS FOR WOMEN

Tech clubs for women are starting to emerge on college campuses. Most notably, at UC Berkeley, FEMTech is a tech club for women of all majors at the university. Andrea Lombard was a media major who had a strong interest in technology; however, she frequently felt unwelcome and isolated in maker spaces and computer labs. […]

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PROJECT SCIENTIST

Project Scientist was founded in 2011 by Sandy Marshall. She noticed the disadvantages that women and girls have in STEM majors and careers. Because of this, she became committed to making a difference in the lives of young girls within her own community. The need for Project Scientist was based off a vast amount of […]

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