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After the 16 Days, the Remaining 349!

Dear you all! This is a little balance: the 16 Days officially close within three hours in my time zone, and something, tiny but nonzero, has happened. … Read More»

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A "normal" case of violence from Montalto di Castro, Italy

This is the story of a rape. One of the very many, in Italy. I'd like to say, "oh, this is different!" But, I'm not sure. … Read More»

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Two Standards are too Much

Let's get rid of "standards". We all know of the double, even triple standard arbitrarily applied to some group of people, just in name of some stereotyped image. … Read More»

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Tiny ideas to encourage girls to explore mathematics and physics - 6: Example: "Geometry in a Different Place"

In secondary school we got the first exposition to geometry. … Read More»

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Mathematics, physics and the female mind

“You’ll never succeed!” There is nothing worse to say a child about h* ability to do something. Especially, when these words come from an authoritative person, say a teacher. … Read More»

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A little, costless step: informing the Parliament

Today (one later than beginning of initiative), I've sent a letter to all women sitting at Italian Parliament, informing of the initiative "16 Days Against Gender Violence" and asking for general supp … Read More»

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An occasion to continue asking gender violence will stop forever.

"Gender violence", two words, and so many awful images. Of direct, gratuitous violence to women and children. … Read More»

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Tiny ideas to encourage girls to explore mathematics and physics - 5: Example: "Environment in ant's eyes"

We feel warm or shiver by cold. We may feel hungry or thirsty. We can sense the wind caressing our skin. These are some of the ways the environment impresses, even threats us. … Read More»

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Tiny ideas to encourage girls to explore mathematics and physics - 4: Example: "A thing to care of"

Let's amuse a bit! Do you remember your first contact with geophysics? Mine was through meteorology, on the fourth high school year. … Read More»

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Tiny ideas to encourage girls to explore mathematics and physics - 3: Reshaping science image? (Read-friendly / enhanced)

As I see, one aspect conspiring many girls (and boys as well, here in Italy) is the sense "mathematics (science in general) is not worth the effort". … Read More»

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