Science, it’s your thing!
Did you know that crash test dummies are based
on a man’s body, and that car safety belts have not been made for pregnant women? Did you know that 4 out of 5 prescription
drugs removed from the US market between 1997 and 2000 posed greater health risk for women
than for men? And did you know that calculations of radiation
dosage are based on the absorption model of a middle aged man? That our understanding
of pain starts with the male rat model only? So you get it, science is still filled with
involuntary male biases. Even statistics show that in many academic fields, fewer women
than men advance at each career step. Imagine, less than fourteen percent of heads of universities
in Europe are women. Now some people might answer that women are
just bad at science. Well, that’s false. In fact, presence of women in companies and
labs improves performance, increases productivity and patent production. Women, science is still being made without
you, and this affects the world WE live in. Science is exciting and it’s waiting for
you, so just go for it!