Ross Hills Camp and the history of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) in general is an extremely gendered space. Until recently women were not encouraged to pursue careers in science and technology. Those that did faced, and still face, sexist attitudes about women’s ability to do complicated mathematical and scientific work.
We like to believe we have made progress in terms of women’s rights, but the truth is we haven’t. If the current president of the United States can make such sexist comments then he is voicing a percentage of the populations opinion. The current political climate makes me feel helpless. I feel lost and confused. How can we have elected such a hateful man? This installation is a way for us view where we came from and where we are now.
Ross Hills Camp, November 17-19, 2017