Monthly Archives: March 2012
Gender Equality

Sometimes you just need a woman

Groups that include both men and women are more intelligent, they achieve greater profitability and they make working environments better. Norway’s segregated workplaces are not optimal.

This is why we need to work to recruit more women to professions in which they are underrepresented — and more men where they are underrepresented. Workplaces that could be better for men and women are one of the topics we discuss today, on International Women’s Day. Read more why you need a woman…

Gender Equality

Your heart and my back: 2 examples of gender-enhanced science

Medical science improves our lives by developing treatments for illnesses. But if a treatment is going to work for everyone, research and testing must be done on a varied population. The challenges of science often lead to just the opposite situation. One way to test if a drug is actually having the hypothesized effect is to give it to several people who are otherwise as similar as possible. Medical treatments may therefore be developed without sufficient testing on both men and women. Read more…

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