Triumphs: Story 1
She’s just won a prestigious prize (at a prestigious conference): praise was rightfully delivered and she basked it the glory, in the surprise that seemed to say she’d arrived in academia (early career no more). But she was worried. Did this really signal a safety in arriving, a recognition of value, labour, contributions? [...]
Reports from across the world last week were claiming that we are no longer facing a gender gap but rather a gender chasm. Drawing on a new ‘gender gap’report these articles claim that even though a number of countries see more young women going to university than young men, it is men who tend to [...]
Whilst working in youth projects over the past decade or so, I have often noticed the predominance of highly gendered career guidance for young people. Too often, when discussing what career options girls were considering, the ‘holy trinity’ of beauty, hair and child care cropped up repeatedly in young women’s visions for their future and [...]
After 155 years The YWCA in England & Wales has recently re-launched itself as Platform 51. The 51 is intended to indicate that women and girls make up 51% of the UK population.
Platform 51 has a number of downloadable resources that may be of interest to GEA members including downloadable info sheets on a range [...]
[ December 2, 2010; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] On 2nd December we will be launching the report:
Monitoring the Presence and Representation of Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Occupations in UK Based Online Media
The research was conducted by Heather Mendick (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Marie-Pierre Moreau (University of Bedfordshire) and funded by the UK Resource Centre for Women in SET.
The launch [...]
The Scottish School Leavers’ Surveys (SSLS) were a rich source of information about the experiences of young people between the ages 16 and 23., and provided longitudinal data on their secondary schooling, and their transitions through further and higher education, training, employment etc. Funded by the Scottish government from the 1970s to 2005, the SSLS [...]
Here’s the trailer of Ulrike Kubatta’s film She Should Have Gone to the Moon.
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She Should Have Gone To The Moon is a documentary from film-maker Ulrike Kubatta. This 2008 film presents a uniquely personal chapter in the history of the space race. It tells the astonishing story of the pilot and pioneer, Jerri Truhill, who was trained in 1961, as part of NASA’s top secret Mercury 13 programme, to become one of [...]