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“This video could be used effectively in introducting women’s studies classes, introductory science/engineering classes and courses on gender and science.” National Women’s Studies Association Journal  

“…A provocative invitation to consider how feminism informs our own understanding of our relationship to our various disciplines and how far we can stretch the resources of those disciplines to serve feminists’ ends.”  --Newsletter of the International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics

How do women fare in the world of science? Is there such as thing as a “feminist science?” This film explores the difficulties women scientists have faced in their fields, while going beyond the question of women’s participation to reveal the kinds of contribution women have brought to science. Asking Different Questions follows five women scientists as they work with their communities for the health of the environment. By asking different questions, these women scientists—working in the fields of physics, engineering, environmental health and forest genetics —come up with startling ideas that challenge the foundation of modern science and technology.  

Each in her own way has made a radical departure from mainstream science by incorporating her feminism and social activism into her work. Advocating for the reintegration of science and community and of science and citizenship, the women featured in this documentary offer a striking vision of science for the benefit of us all.


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Grade Level: Grades 9–12, College, Adult

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51 min 0 s
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Merit Jensen-Carr
Signe Johansson
Margaret Pettigrew
Merit Jensen-Carr
Ginny Stikeman