Monthly Archives: January 2013

The super short version

Infographic on women in science.  It’s cool. Advertisements

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Why might you want to disbelieve the Moss-Racusin study?

An interesting thing happened, when I started talking about gender equality in science for a sustained period of time, with a broad range of people in the scientific community.  Consistently, the same issues were brought up as reasons to disbelieve, … Continue reading

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On Bias

So what is bias, and why do we have it?  Well, the analogy that I like to use looks like this: I drink black coffee.  I live in Wellington at the bottom of the North Island of New Zealand.  We … Continue reading

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What do you mean, we’re all sexist?

Yes, I mean I’m sexist.  I try not to be, but I know that deep down I am. But this isn’t about me (whew!).  This is what it’s about: a study of real people, showing unequivocally that changing the gender … Continue reading

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So what is different about women?

The simplest answer to the question Why Science is Sexist? is that it is sexist because it is sexist.  The importance (and dearth) of role models is something that is often brought up.  It’s a good one, in some ways, … Continue reading

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Why science is sexist

‘Why science is sexist‘ was a very deliberate choice of title.  I am not interested in the sexism of individual scientists, nor am I interested in spending much time debating whether science is sexist.  This would be an impossible topic … Continue reading

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