Research: national hiring experiments reveal 2:1 faculty preference for women on STEM tenure track

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The underrepresentation of women in academic science is typically attributed, both in scientific literature and in the media, to sexist hiring. Here we report five hiring experiments in which faculty evaluated hypothetical female and male applicants, using systematically varied profiles disguising identical scholarship, for assistant professorships in biology, engineering, economics, and psychology. Contrary to prevailing assumptions, men and women faculty […]

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#todayin: sexism: research: John vs. Jennifer: A Battle of the Sexes

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More research evidence on the bias towards male applicants in science. Respondents were asked to rate students with identical job applications – half were for an applicant named “John” and half for an applicant named “Jennifer”. The results showed that: “with statistical significance, both male and female faculty at these institutions were biased towards male students over female students.” If […]

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#todayin: misogyny: stories of sexism in science: ‘sorry about all the women in this laboratory’

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Yes, #forsrs. ‘There should be a rule against women having children in science’ “Following the recent comments made by Tim Hunt, I spent a little time reminiscing about my experiences as a postdoctoral researcher at a London University. I started this position full of enthusiasm but it ended quite swiftly following comments from my principal investigator (PI), such as: ‘There […]

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What Exactly Does ‘It’s A Man’s World’ Mean?

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Excellent response to endless “what about the poor menz” comments and questions. Last year, I wrote an article about women standing in lines to use public bathrooms. It wasn’t actually about toilets, but about why holding women to male standards is discriminatory. It must have twisted some people’s knickers in very tight and uncomfortable knots, because it resulted in seriously outraged and […]

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‘Sextarianism’ is drawing new battle lines in Northern Ireland

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The attitudes of individual politicians and political parties, and, more importantly, the policy responses to issues of sexual citizenship and sexual commerce have taken on a deeply conservative and fervently activist bent. Northern Ireland has become a hotbed for what we might term “sextarianism” – a politicised dislike of those whose sexual identities, beliefs and practices are non-heteronormative, “deviant”, or […]

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Sunday feminist roundup (19th April 2015)

The feminists are taking over.

All else this week: amptoons: Malta Just Showed Us What Our Gender Identity Laws Should Be: “Malta has just become the world’s leader in intersex rights, and perhaps in trans rights as well.” feministphilosophers: Why Prison Rape Goes On: “Chandra Bozelko, a former inmate, has an op-ed in the New York Times titled, ‘Why We Let Prison Rape Go On,’ […]

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Sunday feminist roundup (12th April 2015)

The feminists are taking over.

I missed the roundup last week because I was away but I kept the tumblr queue going with lots of posts, many of which have seen been reposted here: easter catchup. And here’s this week’s roundup: thedailybeast: Ivy League Stiffs Its Female Profs: “A new database of faculty salaries from “The Chronicle of Higher Education” exposes the American academy at […]

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Sunday feminist roundup (29th March 2015)

The feminists are taking over.

There’s a hellalot in the round-up this week because I’ve been rather too busy with work (and some play but mostly work). Some excellent reads below. IS And Women. Part 3: The Western Female IS Militants (echidneofthesnakes): “Meet Zahra and Salma Halane, seventeen-year-old twin sisters from Manchester, England who are not currently living the lives of typical British teenagers.  That’s […]

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Sunday feminist roundup (22nd March 2015)

The feminists are taking over.

I’ve been away for a lot of the week so not keeping up so much. Here’s all else though. everydayvictimblaming: Australian Judge rules that an act of rape of a 9 yr old did was not a violent act. (content note): “This is a response to an article in the Queensland Times “Ipswich man jailed after filming himself raping daughter”” […]

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Sunday feminist roundup (15th March 2015)

The feminists are taking over.

All else this week: msmagazine: Female Genital Mutilation Isn’t Just an African Problem: “Although FGM has declined proportionally in the  29 African countries where it is most frequently practiced, the total number of cases may still be increasing due to population growth. And in the United States, too, FGM is on the rise. A Population Reference Bureau report released in […]

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Sunday feminist roundup (8th March 2015)

The feminists are taking over.

For reasons beyond me, I missed my Sunday feminist round-up yesterday (and it IWD too!). Here is today – bumper version to make up for it. thefword: International Women’s Day Forum and Research Collection. theguardian: Salma Hayek: ‘I am a feminist because a lot of amazing women have made me who I am today’. theguardian: Reducing rape to a generic Indian […]

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Sunday feminist roundup (1st March 2015)

The feminists are taking over.

The Oscars, #50ShadesofAbuse, women and ISIS, fashion and women, and some telly/ films. feministcurrent: All your wage gap questions answered: myth-busting. bitchmagazine: Everything You Need to Know About Abercrombie’s Hijab Case: weren’t Abercrombie hauled over the coals for this about five times already? What’s with the repetition? theatlantic: How the Internet Made Modest Fashion Cool: oh god! I didn’t even […]

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Sunday feminist roundup (22nd February 2015)

The feminists are taking over.

Not so much else this week as I’ve been very busy in work and play. There are a few good pieces, though: Sweeping Campus Rape Reports Under the Rug: campus administrators messing with the figures to make incidents of rape appear low. ‘Overnight, everything I loved was gone’: the internet shaming of Lindsey Stone: on copy accounts on twitter with […]

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