The Observer Effect: How it Ties to Feminism—or Does it?

Reblog of Thought-Provoking Post by Christy Birmingham The Observer Effect: How it Ties to Feminism—or Does it?

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Binoculars, observer effect and feminism The observer effect: What do you see? faungg’s photo, CC BY-ND 4.0, via Flickr.

The observer effect is one topic covered in David Castro’s Genership 1.0: Beyond Leadership Toward Liberating the Creative Soul. In Chapter 2 of the book, Castro talks about the observer effect:

“A person perceiving something affects what he or she sees through the effort to perceive. Relying on someone else’s perception or even instruments still entails knowledge. Knowledge demands perception.” (p. 64).

If you think that we live in a purely objective world, think again. The reality is that we see layers with pieces of opinions and perceptions. We hear things, and that affects how we view and respond to situations. We read things, and that affects…Well, you get the point.

While Castro does not make direct references in this section of the book to feminism, I will do so for one main reason. That reason is…

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