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!

10 Comments

  1. Flora Vincent

    November 21, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Great! Lets continue to vote and like the video! Wouhou!

  2. Dr. Goulu

    November 21, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Cool ! Ma "critique constructive" est que ça va un poil trop vite, mais c'est peut-être parce que je suis Suisse…

  3. Shirley Jacobs

    November 23, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    video goes too fast. cannot understand.

  4. TheWorldIsSoWrong

    November 26, 2012 at 8:25 am

    is this sarcastism or criticism

  5. TheWorldIsSoWrong

    November 26, 2012 at 8:26 am

    and no offence, even girl has the right of human freedom, so don't convince them. let them choose.

  6. Flora Vincent

    November 27, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Yeah yeah, we all have freedom; but we don't all have the same social pressure.

  7. sorkaem

    December 7, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Cool video!

  8. akashesattarra

    December 21, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Great video. I'm glad you decided to use statistics as concrete examples of how all women would benefit from an increase of women in STEM fields. A simple but effective message.

  9. Thomas Forth

    April 20, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Great video. If you aren't getting downvotes and challenging comments then you're not making people think.

  10. Christine FRANCEZON

    December 21, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Dommage, je ne comprends pas, c'est trop rapide, pourquoi ne pas traduire en Francais?

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