April 1

21st Century Living

Monday’s Big Idea

Gender Bias

Why is John always rated higher than Jennifer, and John always offered more money? This was the question posed by Yale researchers who were looking into the question of gender bias in hiring. Thanks to recent studies like this one, we have evidence to confirm what has been a dark secret. 

As Ainissa Ramirez points out in today's lesson, "bias is a reality in science. Science is a conservative game that is ironically less apt to embrace the new because it is so connected to fundamentals.  This is a fine posture to have when exploring a new proof or breakthrough." However, Ramirez argues, "this posture is outdated when in comes to women and other under-represented groups in the sciences."

 

  1. 1 Periodic Tables, Gender Bias and ...
  2. 2 How to Make it to the Top of Your...
  3. 3 A Brief History of Sexism in Science
  4. 4 How Far Do Women Have to Lean In?
   
  1. Periodic Tables, Gender Bias and Stereotypes

    Periodic Tables, Gender Bias and Stereotypes

    Science lives in a world of data and so now that we have real evidence we must do something real about it.

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  2. How to Make it to the Top of Your Field--Even if You're a Woman in Science

    How to Make it to the Top of Your Field--Even if You're a Woman in Science

    Neuroscientist Joy Hirsch explains how she became a woman at the top of her field in science.

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  3. A Brief History of Sexism in Science

    A Brief History of Sexism in Science

    What’s the “women in science” problem, again? From the grad student whose thesis advisor stole her Nobel-winning ideas to the once-ridiculed theorist of dark matter, female scientific excellence has long been snubbed.

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  4. How Far Do Women Have to Lean In?

    How Far Do Women Have to Lean In?

    How much of women's problems are problems because women are not leaning in, and how much of the responsibility is up to the employer to create the environment that women need or men need to succeed at work?

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