Women In Technology - Friday Links - 10 September 2021

Sexual Harassment of Women - Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is a report from the American National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine that explores the influence of sexual harassment in academia on the career advancement of women in the scientific, technical, and medical workforce. This report reviews the research on the extent to which women in the fields of science, engineering, and medicine are victimized by sexual harassment and examines the existing information on the extent to which sexual harassment in academia negatively impacts the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women pursuing scientific, engineering, technical, and medical careers.

 

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Use science to stop sexual harassment in higher education

In this interesting paper, we learn that the most prevalent form of sexual harassment by far is the put-down, or what social scientists call gender harassment: comments, cartoons, jokes, gestures, and other insults to members of one sex/gender group. Why should we care about gender harassment? Research tells us why: Even when harassment entails nothing but gendered insult—absent any sexual advance—it takes a toll.

https://www.pnas.org/content/117/37/22614

Le harcèlement de plage, par les femmes qui le vivent

Entre drague lourde, remarques et regards déplacés, la plage n'est pas épargnée par le harcèlement.

https://www.huffingtonpost.fr/entry/le-harcelement-de-plage-par-les-femmes-qui-le-vivent_fr_6114ebeae4b07c140311bcd2

'This deal is the right one for everyone’ – FAI announces equal match fees for senior men's and women's teams

The Football Association of Ireland is now paying the women's and men's national teams equally.

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Jessica Wade

Jessica Wade is a physicist at the Blackett Laboratory of Imperial College London. Her outreach work and her engagement in tackling gender bias in STEM makes her one of the most influential persons in matters of equality and diversity in science. In 2019 she was awarded a British Empire Medal for services to Gender Diversity in Science. She is actively uploading the biographies of scientists who are women in Wikipedia. Learn more about her in this interview and check her TED Talk: A voice for diversity in science.

Breaking the silence

In 2017, the University of Cambridge launched a campaign to promote zero tolerance of sexual misconduct. Called ‘Breaking the Silence – Cambridge speaks out against sexual misconduct’, the campaign highlights prevention, support and reporting for those who’ve been affected by sexual misconduct, all of which are available via www.breakingthesilence.cam.ac.uk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7Qxhbw84v8

 

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Eddy de Pretto, Kid

Kid est un tube qui résonne avec l’actualité des débats de genre et la remise en question du patriarcat. Eddy de Pretto chante les stigmates de la «virilité abusive» telle qu’on l’impose aux jeunes garçons depuis l’enfance: «Tu seras viril mon kid/Tu compteras tes billets d’abondance/Qui fleurissent sous tes pieds que tu ne croiseras jamais/Tu cracheras sans manière en tous sens, défileras fier et dopé de chairs et de nerfs protéinés.» Clip officiel et Portrait.

 

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Fête de la Science 2021, Ferney Voltaire, Samedi 9 octobre

WIT propose 3 activités:

  • La course à l'internet - pour apprendre les concepts de base sur les réseaux internet
  • Particules Pixels - pour apprendre au même temps sur les particules elementaires et les pixels
  • Cartes postales électroniques - pour fabriquer des circuits simples

Nous cherchons de volontaires qui :

  • Aiment encourager les enfants à apprendre la science!
  • Parlent français (B2)
  • Sont libres soit le matin (9h-14h), soit l'après-midi (13h30-18h30), soit les deux
  • Ont la passe sanitaire pour l'évènement (soit vaccin soit PCR)
  • Peuvent participer à la formation des activités WIT:
    • Vendredi 24 septembre 16h00 - 17h00 ou
    • Lundi 27 septembre 16h00 - 17h00
  • Peuvent participer à la session générale informative pour l’évènement:
    • Mardi 5 octobre 16h00 - 17h00 ou
    • Jeudi 7 octobre 11h00 - 12h00

 

Merci de nous répondre par mail a wit-outreach@cern.ch avant Lundi 20 Septembre si vous êtes intéressé.e.s ou si vous avez des questions.

 

Have a great weekend,

Maria on behalf of WIT SC

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