Female empowerment should be encouraged in the field of science. Donna Reed and June Cleaver captured the American television audience with their mother goose appeal, also known as the quintessential caregivers: baking cookies, cleaning house and taking care of children in America during the 1950s. Drummond’s advertisement in the 1950’s “men are better than women”, says it all: women are inferior to men. Today, the advertisements during the 1950s are hilarious due to obsolete content, yet gender inequality remains rife.
Gender gaps favouring males are highly prevalent in developing countries today. It is estimated that a mere 30% of women play lead scientific roles in Africa. Continue reading Domestic Caregivers Meet Modern Day Science