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Striving for a Union of Equality - leaflet on Gender Equality Strategy of the European commission


Aligned with EU and WUR policy, our SPRINT project is required to examine and foster its contribution to gender equality in academia and research. We prepared a short questionnaire on gender perceptions and awareness to build a baseline where we stand now. We would like to hear from all persons in our consortium, so everyone will receive this email. Would you be so kind to answer this questionnaire within the next two weeks (deadline: Thursday October 14TH)? We will present its preliminary results during the 2nd plenary meeting.

The questionnaire is anonymous. We will not expose any detailed findings that would allow individual recognition.

Questionnaire here: https://limesurvey.ecologic.eu/index.php/769491?lang=en


ARTICLE: The deadly truth about a world built for men – from stab vests to car crashes

When broadcaster Sandi Toksvig was studying anthropology at university, one of her female professors held up a photograph of an antler bone with 28 markings on it. “This,” said the professor, “is alleged to be man’s first attempt at a calendar.” Toksvig and her fellow students looked at the bone in admiration. “Tell me,” the professor continued, “what man needs to know when 28 days have passed? I suspect that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.” Women have always tracked their periods. We’ve had to. Since 2015, I’ve been reliant on a period tracker app which reassures me that there’s a been reliant on a period tracker app, which reassures me that there's a reason I’m welling up just thinking about Andy Murray’s “casual feminism”. And then there’s the issue of the period itself: when you will be bleeding for up to seven days every month, it’s useful to know more or less when those seven days are going to take place. Every woman knows this, and Toksvig’s experience is a neat example of the difference a female perspective can make, even to issues that seem entirely unrelated to gender.

Men and women have different immune systems and hormones, which can play a role in how chemicals are absorbed. Women tend to be smaller than men and have thinner skin, both of which can lower the level of toxins they can be safely exposed to. This lower tolerance threshold is compounded by women’s higher percentage of body fat, in which some chemicals can accumulate. Chemicals are still usually tested in isolation, and on the basis of a single exposure. But this is not how women tend to encounter them.

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