Ariane David Does Language Shape Thinking

In Defense of the Political Correctness

Biased and discriminatory ideas repeated over and over become commonplace, and the concepts behind them, no matter how odious, are soon normalized.

Speak long enough about how loathsome or scary some people are, and pretty soon, that is all we know about them.

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Ariane David Iceland's Women Went on Strike Oct 24 1975

Sex, War and the Power of Women United

Forty years ago the women of Iceland went on strike to protest the gender imbalance in wages and leadership.

Forty years ago the women of Iceland went on strike to protest the gender imbalance in wages and leadership, and to demonstrate the invaluable role that women played in Icelandic life.

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Viking Bones and Science Bias

Ariane David PhD Gender Equality Viking Ships

Gokstad Viking ship excavation, as photographed in 1880.

In 1880 a Viking longboat was discovered in a burial mound on a farm in Gokstad, Norway.

Buried with the boat was the skeleton of a man.

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Ariane David Critical Thinking

When Loopholes Overtook Merlons

Imagine you are an archer in the service of a medieval castle in, say, the year 1100.

When arrows and random projectiles started hurtling your way you duck behind a merlon and only step out from behind it to launch your own arrows.

And therein lay the problem: in order to do that you step into the line of fire. This, sadly, proved the end of many a castle archer.

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