Steminism 101 

Advocacy, 

allyship,

& Leadership

since 1982 

 INEQUALITY IN 

  STEM

Implicit Bias

Likability bias

 

The glass escalator

What does this look like?

ONLY 11%

OF PROFESSORS

IN THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING ARE WOMEN

IVORY CEILING:

IN THE FACULTY OF SCIENCE, THE

HIGHER THE POSITION THE FEWER WOMEN

 THE BASICS 

Key Feminist concepts

Intersectionality

The "heterosexual matrix"

Standpoint theory

 EPISTEMOLOGY 

How do we know what we know?

Epistemologies of ignorance

The file drawer phenomenon

"Objectivity"

PRACTICING BETTER SCIENCE

1. Acknowledge that knowledge is constantly EVOLVING

2. SELF-REFLEXIVITY: what assumptions do you hold towards X topic, what is your frame of reference?

3. What might be LEFT OUT? (marginalized groups underrepresented, contradictory data not supplied)

4. How was SAMPLING for X conducted? (could people have been exploited? how well does this sample reflect the diversity of the population?)

5. How might X results be produced and interpreted differently in DIFFERENT CONTEXTS (cultures & social locations)? (were marginalized stakeholders consulted? what values inform the interpretations?)

6. To what extent can X findings be GENERALIZED(is there enough data to support this conclusion? is extrapolation reasonable?)

7. What MOTIVATED the production of X knowledge? (potential conflicts of interest? "justifying" oppressive practices?) 

Taryn Stokowski, 2020

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