I wrote a previous blog post about this video that outlines how using only male rats for pharmaceutical research lead to problems with disproportionately high numbers of side effects in female humans. And this NPR story details changes to federal rules in order to correct for this issue with animal testing.
How to use in class:
-Inappropriate sampling is hurting and killing women.
-Many test dummies are constructed using descriptive statistics as to create an "average" human. The most often used dummy represents a 50th percentile male.
-Pair it with my articles/stories/videos about the lack of female representation in pharmaceutical testing and you've got yourself a nice class discussion about representative sampling and subtle but dangerous forms of sexism (Why is a average male considered an average human? How can this problem be addressed?).