The Importance of Feminist Critique for Contemporary Cell Biology

  title={The Importance of Feminist Critique for Contemporary Cell Biology},
  author={Athena Beldecos and Sarah Bailey and Scott F. Gilbert and Karen A. Hicks and Lori J. Kenschaft and Nancy Anderson Niemczyk and Rebecca Malka Adam Rosenberg and Stephanie A. Schaertel and Andrew Wedel},
  pages={61 - 76}
Biology is seen not merely as a privileged oppressor of women but as a co-victim of masculinist social assumptions. We see feminist critique as one of the normative controls that any scientist must perform whenever analyzing data, and we seek to demonstrate what has happened when this control has not been utilized. Narratives of fertilization and sex determination traditionally have been modeled on the cultural patterns of male/female interaction, leading to gender associations being placed on… 
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