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Iowa State researcher studies why women – including feminists – are still attracted to ‘benevolently sexist’ men

By The Conversation

Do women who consider themselves feminists still find “benevolent sexism” — such as a man holding open a door or offering to carry groceries — offensive or attractive? This is a question Pelin Gul, post-doctoral research fellow at Iowa State University, and Tom Kuper, Marie Curie Research Fellow at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, are undertaking in…


As Russians hack the US grid, a look at what’s needed to protect it

By The Conversation

Manimaran Govindarasu, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Iowa State University, and Adam Hahn, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Washington State University, believe the current security standards mandated by federal regulations provide sufficient protection against observed threats to the U.S. electricity grid. But recent incidents demonstrate the ongoing challenge of ensuring…