Girls with toys: a funny response to gender stereotypes in science

On a recent NPR (USA) interview, an astropysicist used the expression "Boys with toys", when referring to scientists, which was underlined by the presenter; whether this was simple misstep which was then unnecessarily underlined (and maybe therefore reinforced) is left to discussion, but it has raised a reaction on twitter with a specific hastag, girls with toys, demonstrating in an informal and visual way that women too are hands-on technicians and scientists.

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Membership due for 2015

BeWiSe is dedicated to achieving equal and full participation of women in all scientific disciplines and at all levels, because we believe that diversity will further promote scientific excellence and progress. We welcome all women and men working or having worked at all levels in science in the public and private sectors who promote equal participation of women in science.

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11th of October: International Day of the Girl

"October 11th this year is the first ever International Day of the Girl – designated by the United Nations following an extensive campaign led by Plan. It’s our day to spread the word that the power of investing in girls is extraordinary. It saves lives. It transforms futures. It unleashes the incredible potential of girls and their communities.

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