Re: "Women in Science: The Battle Moves to the Trenches"
- From: the Curmudgeon <nobody@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2006 02:17:59 GMT
"Mike" <yard22192@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in
December 19, 2006
Women in Science: The Battle Moves to the Trenches
By CORNELIA DEAN
HOUSTON - Since the 1970s, women have surged into science and
engineering classes in larger and larger numbers, even at top-tier
institutions like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where
half the undergraduate science majors and more than a third of the
engineering students are women. Half of the nation's medical students
are women, and for decades the numbers have been rising similarly in
disciplines like biology and mathematics.
Yet studies show that women in science still routinely receive less
research support than their male colleagues, and they have not reached
the top academic ranks in numbers anything like their growing presence
This "women as victims" thing is starting to wear a bit thin. It has no
believability or cred at all when it comes to the academic/research world.
Most institutions bend over backward to find qualified females in the
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