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Sexual discrimination against women in science may be institutional

When it comes to worrying about the underrepresentation of women in science, especially at higher levels, are we stuck in the past?

A paper published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that we are. Researchers Stephen Ceci and Wendy Williams from Cornell University in the US reviewed 20 years of data on gender discrimination and the status of women in the sciences. They argue that too much attention has been focused on apparent sexual discrimination when women apply for new jobs, funding or to be published in journals.

via Guardian


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