Buried deep at the end of an obscure panel discussion.
I am so upset right now. There should have been much more of an uproar about this whole situation.
During this panel someone asked what the genetic reasons were as to why there aren’t more women in science and Neil DeGrasse Tyson swung a curve ball and did his best to swiftly redirect the question to be about what society does to prevent anyone except white males from entering the sciences, which is exactly what we should be questioning.
Why and how are we preventing pocs from entering the sciences? Why and how are we preventing women from entering the sciences? Why and how are we preventing any and all minority groups from entering and succeeding in science? How can we as a society fix it? What are some things, no matter how minor, I could do to help along this societal change?
These are the questions we need to be asking. And when we find the answers we need to be putting them into action.
Fuck Lawrence Summers and his misogynistic and harmful views on why there are less women in science. The fact that people are believing it and using it as a valid point sickens me.
THANK YOU NEIL. You continue to be a role model and inspiration for all. Thank you for redirecting the conversation to a very valid and important topic. Thank you for your hard work and your passion. I wish only happy things for you, your work, and your family. Please continue to educate and inspire children and adults alike.