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#09-24 Gender Statistician Berit As … When socialization and sexism collide

Berit As, now 96 years old, has been a psychologist, a politician, a professor, and an activist – but she began her professional career as a statistician. In this archival interview, she tells how she introduced gender-disaggregation into Norway’s accident statistics, and her conclusions about how boys and girls were socialized with respect to risk-taking – and about the establishment’s resistance to recognizing that women were safer workers and drivers than men. The feminist university that Berit As initiated has now become a research arm of Norway’s university system.