Women in Technology - Friday Links 31 July 2020

Jul 31, 2020

It’s Friday and that can only mean one thing! A serving of Friday WIT links for the weekend!

 

Are we all running the same race?

 

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Links to check

 

The career cost of COVID-19 to female researchers, and how science should respond

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02183-x

               

Women unite in maverick attempt to unseat Lukashenko in Belarus:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/26/belarus-svetlana-tikhanovskaya-unseat-alexander-lukashenko?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

 

Council of Europe 'alarmed' at Poland's plans to leave domestic violence treaty

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/26/poland-withdraw-from-treaty-violence-against-women-istanbul-convention?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Firms with more female executives 'perform better'
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53548704

'Hood Feminism' Is A Call For Solidarity In A Less-Than-Inclusive Movement
https://www.npr.org/2020/02/26/808943234/hood-feminism-is-a-call-for-solidarity-in-a-less-than-inclusive-movement?t=1596024454156

Valentina Tereshkova: First Woman in Space
https://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/valentina-tereshkova-first-woman-in-space

Can you help identify unnamed women scientists of the past?
https://massivesci.com/articles/women-scientists-crowdsourcing-photos-naming-wiki-sexism-history/

Obituaire de Gisèle Halimi: « défenseuse passionnée de la cause des femmes, est morte  »
https://www.lemonde.fr/disparitions/article/2020/07/28/l-avocate-gisele-halimi-defenseuse-passionnee-de-la-cause-des-femmes-est-morte_6047506_3382.html

��Unconscious Bias

 

Maybe you took some of the tests we included in recent Friday links (Test: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/uk/selectatest.jsp)

 

Now listen to:

 

All in the Mind – the Everyday Effect of Unconscious Bias
From 5:37, “Why more girls don’t choose to study physics at school”.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b08q60pr

 

Are companies really committed to diversity?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csz89m

 

 

��Movies/Podcasts

 

From 1999, Dr Helena Cronin and Dr Germaine Greer discuss one of the most important events of the 20th century - the rise of Feminism and the subsequent empowerment of women.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p00545b0

 

Did you manage to stream the Mrs.America series which details the political movement to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the USA and the unexpected backlash led by conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly in the 1970s?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08ggcmd

 

Hear archives from Phyllis Schlafly here (from 00:48) (“Feminists don’t know how to make bread”):

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p055jw0c

 

On Netflix: Mission Blue, following oceanographer Sylvia Earle’s campaign to save the world’s oceans.

https://www.netflix.com/ch-en/title/70308278?trkid=13747225&s=i&t=wha

 

💼Feedback

 

There’s still time for you to give us your feedback about CERN's upcoming 5-yearly review exercise: https://wit-discuss.web.cern.ch/t/wit-analyses-and-recommends/105

 

Wishing you a lovely weekend and a great start to August,

Rachel.

 

on behalf of the WIT steering committee

 


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