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Beard claims that one way to challenge the power structures that exclude women is to "reclaim" reductive stereotypes. What could be some other ways?

The point here is to get the student to think about the implications of gender inequality and possible solutions. One possible solution is to spread awareness about these issues, so that people can be more consciously aware of the difficulties women still face.

What are some unconscious biases that we may have against women in power?

This prompt requires some reflection on things we may not realize we hold as truths, when they are actually unconscious biases. Some examples are: women are more "emotional" and thus lack the "rationality" to hold positions of power, women are more suited to careers in art or social services than science, etc.

Beard argues that ignoring misogynist remarks only allows the people making them to continue to think it is okay to do so. What would be a useful way to respond to such remarks?

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