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Weather Modification and War

Although the cost already borne by the people of Indochina in terms of human deaths and injuries is staggering, still more suffering awaits them as a consequence of the lingering effects of the new use of an old weapon — environmental...

Weather Warfare

The SFVN report says: "Weather modification could be used to achieve longer-range military, economic, or political effects than we generally think of in conventional warfare. For instance, strategic rain-making could be used to slow...

Women as Objects: Science and Sexual Politics

A feminist perspective would not hail new technological developments as "liberating" because it would realize that the oppression of women is not the result of biology but of the social constructs around it. In this respect, it is...

A History of Eugenics in the Class Struggle

Eugenics claims to apply genetic principles to the "improvement" of mankind. There are two general subdivisions in its efforts: Positive eugenics—increasing the reproduction of especially ''fit" individuals, and Negative eugenics—reducing...

Science Teaching: A Critique

In the classroom, the myth of an apolitical, benevolent science prevails. The training of a scientist involves a total submersion in technical material with little if any, historical or philosophical perspective. Research productivity is...

A Feminist Critique of Scientific Objectivity

Is there a conflict of interest between women's values and the values of science? If so, how will it be affected by the entrance of increasing numbers of women into the professions? If we are to accept the dominant liberal ideology of...

The Tyranny of Structurelessness

During the years in which the women's liberation movement has been taking shape, a great emphasis has been placed on what are called leaderless, structureless groups as the main — if not sole — organizational form of the movement. The...