This blog is to help me remember stories and papers and provide ideas for students taking the Behavioral and Experimental class. It will focus on behavioral and experimental economics, with the occasional gender story.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Women Representation in Statues
Alexandra Topping in the Guardian writes on Tue 24 Apr 2018 "First statue of a woman in Parliament Square unveiled" about the lack of female statues in Parliament Square in London, that was changed just recently "...when a 8ft 4in bronze statue of the suffragist campaigner Millicent Fawcett was unveiled in the shadow of the Houses of Parliament"
"Speaking at a formal unveiling of the statue, she (Criado-Perez) said: “Women are still woefully underrepresented in all areas of British cultural and political life , not least in its statues.” Pointing out that less than 3% of statues in Britain depict real, non-royal women, she added: “With this statue of Millicent Fawcett, the first statue of a woman, and the first statue by a woman, in this iconic location, we’re making one hell of a start on changing that.”"
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