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Levels of feminism at a women in STEM event

Level 0. At least some of the speakers are women. Negative experiences are not acknowledged. Cheerleading efforts. 'Girl power'

Level 1. Speakers specifically discuss the experience of (some) women and suggest ways women can be more successful within the existing system. Negative experiences may be acknowledged briefly but not examined. 'Encourage and empower'

Level 2. Speakers acknowledge stereotypes and other 'passive' biases affect women. 'We all have unconscious bias'

Level 3. Speakers acknowledge 'active' bias such as sexism and harassment affect women. 'Change the system'

Level 4. Speakers acknowledge intersectional feminism and that there is no universal experience of women. 'Destroy the kyriarchy'


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