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Last month, neuroscientist Dario Maestripieri committed a faux pas after visiting a conference of his fellow neuroscientists. On his Facebook page, he left the following statement about his female colleagues: An uproar over this ensued. Despite the furor, Meastripieri's comment actually sounds like a fairly sound empirical observation. Nonetheless, his comments have not sit well... Read More
This is recent discussion on a Facebook post to which I replied, which demonstrates some of what we're up against when talking about biological differences between people: [Lady #1]: If you ever want to really depress yourself, look up the male vs. female student ratios of any graduate department of history. (Or, you know, mostly... Read More
Post edited (9/28/2012), see below! A new study was released, discussed by Ilana Yurkiewicz at her Scientific American blog, that seems to conclusively prove that gender bias in the sciences does exist. The article describes the challenges involved in studying this and how these challenges were overcome: It’s tough to prove gender bias. In a... Read More
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