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Posted on: April 27, 2021

It is said that history is told from the point of view of the victors and not the conquered. It is also told from a male lens and with male pens.

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I used to be a biology major (it is my first academic love) but I did not learn about Marie Daly’s contributions to our knowledge about DNA. I only learnt about Watson and Crick — two white men.

I learnt that Watson was a racist and sexist. He had many of his honorary titles removed over his racist comments.

My issue is not that we ignore history that was whitewashed or spiked with testosterone. It is that we revisit it, view it with multiple lenses, and revise it. What we see might surprise and inform us. What we retell might provide a clearer path of where to go next.

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