• Ce n’est pas seulement l’#histoire_des_femmes qui a été longtemps ignorée, mais aussi, par exemple, l’étude des femelles chez les #oiseaux : « Scientists remind their peers : Female birds sing, too »

    When North American ornithologists hear a bird singing, they’re likely to assume it’s a male. But in many species, the females sing too — and a new commentary in The Auk: Ornithological Advances argues that a better understanding of these unappreciated female songs could lead to advances in many aspects of bird biology.

    Authors #Karan_Odom of #Cornell_University and #Lauryn_Benedict of the #University_of_Northern_Colorado both discovered the world of female birdsong through their own research. “I started studying California towhees 17 years ago, and I was fascinated by the duet vocalization given by females and males,” says Benedict. “That led me to start looking for female song in other North American bird species, and I was surprised to learn that it was much more common than I expected. The reports of female song are buried in odd corners of the literature, but when you put them all together, you start to see some interesting patterns.”

    Remarque linguistique incidente : le terme #oiselle fait partie de ces nombreux mots du langage courant qui marquaient simplement le féminin et se sont vus assigner une connotation extrêmement péjorative pour cette seule raison.
    Selon le Larousse : « jeune fille, naïve, niaise ».
    Selon le Littré : « Femelle d’oiseau. »

    #sexisme_scientifique #ornithologie

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