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Default Creationism no longer enough: US to penetrate new scientific frontiers

4-doge-4 · The Badger Herald

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UW to host first feminist biology post-doc program in nation

Promoting research using a feminist lens to approach biology, University of Wisconsin will be home to the nation’s first post-doctorate program in feminist biology this fall after a donation.

Approaching science with a feminist viewpoint is important because there are certain assumptions about men, women, objectivity and knowledge that influence how science is often done, associate professor at the Center of Women’s Health and Women’s Health Research, Judith Houck, said. Looking at science through a feminist lens allows old questions to be observed in new ways, she said.

Feminist biology attempts to pinpoint and adjust gender bias in biology.

UW was granted the opportunity by Gertraude Wittig, a German Ph.D. biologist in the 1950s, Janet Hyde, professor of psychology and director of the Campus Center for Research on Gender and Women, said. Wittig suffered through bias and sexism that many women faced during that time frame, she said.

After working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for several years, Wittig researched universities nationwide with strong gender and women’s studies programs to find one she believed had a strong emphasis on the intersection of gender and science, Hyde said.

“She concluded that ours was the best one to give the money to partly because we have a long history of representing biological research in our program, which is unusual for women’s studies programs,” Hyde said.

Hyde said they hope to make advances in approaches to science that detect gender bias in traditional biology and also pioneer new approaches to biological research that counteract those biases.

Houck said the department has a strong history of feminist analysis of science and biology and health. The post-doc is important for the department to continue its strong, innovative legacy, she said.

“For the larger university, what this does is sends a message to the academic community that UW-Madison cares about feminist science, they’re willing to promote feminist science and we want to be known as a university that supports and nurtures feminist science,” Houck said.
China, India and Russia no doubt quake in their boots when they consider the scientific and technological advances this American initiative will lead to. Speaking of Russia, I would be remiss in my feminist duty if I didn't point out that a lot of pioneering study of the social constructs in biology has already been done: I refer the esteemed researchresses to Wikipeida; keyword: Lysenkoism.
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