“Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?”
Thanks, Rachel Schwell, for pointing this out!
Recently there was a very interesting article in the New York Times Magazine entitled “Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?” You can read it here.
It is kind of long, but well worth reading. It talks about the experiences of women both past and present in the science and why even now we end up with less women in these fields. The very short answer is that even though lots of progress has been made, there are still a lot of ongoing challenges. Really, you should read the article!
There are two thought provoking research studies mentioned in the article that we wanted to share.
Moss-Racusin, along with collaborators in the departments of psychology, psychiatry and the School of Management, designed a study that involved sending out identical résumés to professors of both sexes, with a cover page stating that the young applicant had recently obtained a…
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