Feminist Perspectives on Science

[Revised entry by Sharon Crasnow, Alison Wylie, Wenda K. Bauchspies, and Elizabeth Potter on March 31, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Feminists have a number of distinct interests in,
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[Revised entry by Sharon Crasnow, Alison Wylie, Wenda K. Bauchspies, and Elizabeth Potter on March 31, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Feminists have a number of distinct interests in, and perspectives on, science. The tools of science have been a crucial resource for understanding the nature, impact, and prospects for changing gender-based forms of oppression; in this spirit, feminists actively draw on, and contribute to, the research programs of a wide range of sciences. At the same time, feminists have identified the sciences as both a source and a locus of gender inequalities: the institutions of...

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