FYI-103-34: Rethinking the 'F Word': Feminisms for the 21st Century
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Women's Studies
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This paper examines the potential factors contributing to female under-representation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Several societal norms and beliefs that have resulted in ingrained sexist and misogynistic practices are discussed in order to assess why women abandon STEM at various life, education, and career stages. Following this evaluation, the author provides potential solutions to encourage girls and women to pursue and remain in STEM.
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Cygan, Erin. "Female Underrepresentation in STEM" (2018). Audre Lorde Writing Prize.
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