Women and Science
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This paper explores the effects of gender differentiation on education, focusing on education in the sciences. The first part of the paper looks at how women continue to fulfill most of the care giving tasks associated with domestic duties and the supportive tasks in the professional world. The next part of the paper then examines the historical imbalance between the education of boys and girls in the United States. The third section discusses how these imbalances hinder many girls and women from pursuing higher studies and careers in the sciences. The paper concludes that this imbalance in educational opportunities as well as a hostile environment are the main obstacles to women in science.
From the Paper:"Across the world, the secondary position of women in society remains a virtual constant. This preferential treatment for men is embedded in social and political structures in various countries and societies. In many societies, women are akin to property, and do not have any rights to education, inheritance or to work outside the home. In the United States, legislation geared towards non-discrimination, human rights and equal treatment have made such overt discrimination against women things of the past. However, the structures of patriarchy and the preferential treatment of men remain embedded in many social structures. Society continues to discriminate against women in many ways."
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