When the main science committee in the UK parliament turned out to be devoid of women MPs, a backlash was inevitable, says Lara Williams
With the announcement yesterday that the eight members of the new House of Commons Science and Technology Committee so far appointed are all male – and all but one white – a reaction was sure to follow. It duly did, with a string of critical tweets.
Not only had it failed to appoint a single woman, and only one person of colour, but between the newly appointed members, only two possess a degree in a science-related subject: Labour MPs Darren Jones and Graham Stringer, in human bioscience and chemistry, respectively. Stringer, by the way, is onTo continue reading this premium article, register or login for free for unlimited access. Existing users, please log in.
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