PUBLISHED: Rebecca Jordan-Young Publishes on Current Debates Around Sex and Neuroscience in The Guardian
May 11, 2017
Rebecca Jordan-Young, Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College and past director of CSSD’s working group on Science and Social Difference, recently published an article in The Guardian called “We’ve been labelled ‘anti-sex difference’ for demanding greater scientific rigour.”
The article points out that “At a time when both science and feminism are under attack, there are welcome signs that neuroscience is showing new openness to critiques of research into sex differences.” Despite this robust debate within the scientific community and its accompanying challenge to existing assumptions, “misplaced fears of the effects of feminism on science potentially threaten this,” she writes. Read the article here.