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by Archaeology Newsroom

How in women’s studies the sciences are seen from a woman’s point of view

Members of the Women’s Studies Group at the University of Thessaloniki all began by challenging male domination and sexism in the field of knowledge. The question was raised whether the practice of science is based on the notion that out of the sum total of humanity only man equals the shaper of history and knowledge. After four years in the study group, the women found their basic beliefs confirmed. That Women’s Studies belong to the Women’s Movement and stem from personal experience of oppression. These studies do not begin and end with the subject of women; the relationship between the two sexes is also looked into from a different perspective. The women’s personal experience of oppression lends their field of studies a subjective flavour as opposed to an “impartial”, “impersonal” viewpoint.