ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Science and Technology for Women-A Critique of Policy

A Critique of Policy Padmini Swaminathan Based on a study of the components of the state's science and technology policy for women, as propounded in the five-year plan and other documents, this article analyses the larger question of women's, specifically feminists', relation to the state. The author, citing the failure of policies based on sex-role analyses to bring about the social changes desired by feminists, challenges the notion that sex-role conditioning can be reversed or removed by appropriate state intervention.

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