Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Why bias holds women back

"Consider this riddle I heard as a kid: A man and his son are in a serious car accident. The man dies on the spot, and the son is rushed to the hospital. Upon entering the operating room, the surgeon says, "I can't operate on this boy; he's my son." It is an old brain teaser but it helps to explain that people are conditioned to see men as leaders. Read this article to understand why. http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/01/opinion/urry-women-science/index.html

A study shows that established scientists unconsciously rate budding female scientists lower than men with identical credentials.

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