Saturday, October 09, 2021

One woman to nine men: This year's Nobel Prize laureates (so far)

So far, nine of this year's Nobel Prizes have gone to men, with one being awarded to a woman: journalist Maria Ressa from the Philippines (and the first Filipino Nobel laureate). Last year, I challenged a man on Twitter who called the awarding of four out of nine of the Nobels to women "ideological", but as I wrote then, the real ideology here is male supremacism, in which one woman to nine men is seen as a neutral ratio, with higher numbers of women being seen as tarnished by "politics". The men who received the Prizes this year have surely all done exceptional work, but women's excellence continues to be devalued. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 9 October 2021)

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