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Today we celebrate the #InternationalDayofWomenandGirlsinScience!



#Feminism ♀️ Today we celebrate the #InternationalDayofWomenandGirlsinScience! 👩🏾‍🔬🧪


👩🏿 Mae Jemison is a doctor, engineer and NASA astronaut. She was the first woman of color to fly into space. Mae grew up watching the Apollo shows on television, but she was often upset that there were no female astronauts. However, she was inspired to become an astronaut by black American actress Nichelle Nichols, who starred in the Star Trek television series.


🚀Mae was determined to go into space one day, and she did it!


💫This makes her a powerful and great role model for many girls and women who are also interested in space or other science-related fields.


⚖️Unfortunately, there is still a gender imbalance in science, as women are underrepresented.


👩‍🔬Lack of visibility of women in science: there are often fewer female teachers in science-related subjects and there is a lack of gender-equitable teacher training in science. In addition, teaching and learning materials are still dominated by gender stereotypes, further impacting girls' interest in science


🏫Sociocultural, educational, and other factors: there is often a lack of gender-specific guidance or support. Girls are less likely to be encouraged by their parents and teachers to study science, and women may be more uncomfortable with math and science subjects because of their perceived performance.


❌Gender stereotypes and norms lead women to focus on non-science careers, resulting in lower female participation in science.


🇹🇭 However, we are witnessing a great improvement in Thailand: more than half of researchers and science students are female! In PISA 2012, girls performed better than boys in both mathematics and science!


#WeAreManushyan ♾️ Equal Human Beings


✊Manushya Foundation believes in a feminist future without gender bias, so that more women can thrive, be visible and become role models in the scientific field!


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