In Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, award–winning journalist and former BBC reporter Angela Saini sets out to understand exactly what differences do or don’t exist in how men and women think and feel. She examines everything from how science excluded women in the Enlightenment to the neurosexism of scientific research today, and overturns centuries of flawed thinking in the process. Jamila Rizvi joins Angela to discuss this smart, balanced and wonderfully readable scientific treatise.
Supported by the British Council.
Angela Saini (International)
Angela Saini is a British writer and science journalist, who presents science programmes on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service. She has a Masters in Engineering from Oxford University, and a second Masters in Science and Security from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. Between 2012 and 2013 she was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US. Her second book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong - and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story, takes readers on a journey to uncover science’s failure to understand women, she finds that we’re still living with the legacy of an establishment that’s just beginning to recover from centuries of entrenched exclusion and prejudice. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Observer, The Times, Prospect, New Scientist, Wallpaper, Vogue, Marie Claire, Science, and the Economist, among others. She has won a number of national and international journalism awards. Her first book, Geek Nation: How Indian Science is Taking Over the World, was published in 2011 and became a bestseller in India.
Jamila Rizvi (Australian)
Jamila is a writer, presenter and commentator. She writes a weekly political column for News Limited and appears regularly on Channel 10, ABC and SBS. She was previously Editor-in-Chief of the Mamamia Women's Network and prior to entering the media, she worked for the Rudd and Gillard Governments. Jamila's first book is Not Just Lucky, a career manifesto for millennial women.