“The Bioengineering of Gender and the Prozac Nation” to be topic of next Science Café in Canton April 22, 23
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 4:27 pm

“The Bioengineering of Gender and the Prozac Nation” will be the topic at the next Science Café on Tuesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 23.

Join philosophy professor Jennifer Hansen, St. Lawrence University, as she will argue that on treating depression, the bioengineering stance instills a mental bias that promotes status quo gender norms and social values that have traditionally harmed both women and men.

Moreover, it constrains debate over biotechnological treatments of mood, such as Prozac, Paxil, and Pristiq, in a way that avoids the social consequences of medicating low moods among certain classes of women.

The café will be held at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in Park View Common Room, above the Blackbird Café in Canton, and Wednesday at the Civic Center Community Room in Potsdam.

For more information visit www.clarkson.edu/sciencecafe or contact ScienceCafe@clarkson.edu.