1. Zugzwang
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    02 Oct '18 03:07
    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/oct/01/physics-was-built-by-men-cern-scientist-alessandro-strumia-remark-sparks-fury

    "Physics was built by men': Cern suspends scientist over remarks."
  2. Subscribersonhouse
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    02 Oct '18 15:45
    Originally posted by @duchess64
    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/oct/01/physics-was-built-by-men-cern-scientist-alessandro-strumia-remark-sparks-fury

    "Physics was built by men': Cern suspends scientist over remarks."
    Forgetting about Hypatia, Katherine Johnson, Madam Curie, Lisa Randall, Chien-shiung Wu and lots of others.
  3. Zugzwang
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    02 Oct '18 17:50
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    Forgetting about Hypatia, Katherine Johnson, Madam Curie, Lisa Randall, Chien-shiung Wu and lots of others.
    Sonhouse means well, but some women in that list were not physicists.
  4. Subscribersonhouse
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    03 Oct '18 01:18
    Originally posted by @duchess64
    Sonhouse means well, but some women in that list were not physicists.
    I actually knew that but was honoring academic women in general. They are ALL noble๐Ÿ˜‰
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    03 Oct '18 01:42
    Originally posted by @duchess64
    Sonhouse means well, but some women in that list were not physicists.
    Wow....a gentle response.
    Nice.
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    03 Oct '18 10:11
    Kudos! A change in tone is needed in these Forums. (From myself as well.)

    Except for the Debates Forum, which is necessarily, an indulgence in sheer socio-politico combat. ๐Ÿ˜†
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    @duchess64 said
    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/oct/01/physics-was-built-by-men-cern-scientist-alessandro-strumia-remark-sparks-fury

    "Physics was built by men': Cern suspends scientist over remarks."
    It is true I suppose, but only because men ruled the world back then. Women were considered property and were rarely educated to the extent men were. They were expected to stay home and raise children for the most part.
    That doesn't mean it was fair, but that is the way it was.
  8. Zugzwang
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    05 Oct '18 17:19
    More on sexism in physics.

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/oct/05/bizarre-video-of-nobel-physics-laureate-gerard-mourou-surfaces

    "Bizarre video of Nobel physics laureate Gérard Mourou surfaces
    Mourou and a colleague shown dancing in a lab surrounded by female students,
    some of whom do a striptease"

    "Mourou and a colleague, Jean-Paul Chambaret, are seen dancing in the laser lab,
    apparently surrounded by a troupe of female students. Two of the women fling off
    their semi-transparent lab coats to reveal white underwear underneath, in an
    unexpected striptease. The men, wearing reflective laser googles, strike macho poses."

    "Jess Wade, a physicist at Imperial College London, said the four-minute clip
    managed to capture a lot of what is wrong with research, including hero-worship
    of professors, bizarre power relationships and sexism."
  9. Standard memberSoothfast
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    @duchess64 said
    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/oct/01/physics-was-built-by-men-cern-scientist-alessandro-strumia-remark-sparks-fury

    "Physics was built by men': Cern suspends scientist over remarks."
    Funny. I thought physics predated men by at least 10 billion years.
  10. Standard memberDeepThought
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    @soothfast said
    Funny. I thought physics predated men by at least 10 billion years.
    No, physics only exists if physicists, male physicists, are around to experiment on it.
  11. Zugzwang
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    @deepthought said
    No, physics only exists if physicists, male physicists, are around to experiment on it.
    (DeepThought replied to Soothfast.)

    I knew of some male students in engineering, who attempted to exercise their
    ingenuity in devising clandestine means to make 'upskirt' videos of female students.
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    18 Oct '18 05:491 edit
    I assert:
    Physics was built by woman.
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    My physics is built by my Personal Trainer.
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