FEM is hosting together with the award-winning British science journalist Angela Saini, on April 19 2022.
The talk, named Fighting the Myth of Female Inferiority, will cover the topics of misogyny in academia and how we might build a better science of sex, gender, and human variation in the future. In her own words, « since the birth of the European scientific establishment, women have been excluded because of pseudoscientific myths about female intellectual inferiority. How has this damaged our understanding of human difference through the centuries, and allowed sexism to perpetuate? ».
Regarding Angela Saini specifically, she presents science programmes on the BBC, and her writing has appeared in New Scientist, The Sunday Times, National Geographic, and Wired. Her latest book, Superior: The Return of Race Science, was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize and named a book of the year by The Telegraph, Nature and Financial Times. Her previous book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, has been translated into fourteen languages. She has a master’s in engineering from the University of Oxford and was a Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2020 she was named one of the world’s top 50 thinkers by Prospect magazine.