Is academic science sexist? - Science, 06 November 2014
By: Rachel Bernstein
There has never been a better time for women to enter academic careers in math-intensive science fields. That’s the message Cornell University psychologist Stephen Ceci says he was hoping to get across in last Sunday’s controversial op-ed in The New York Times, “Academic Science Isn’t Sexist,” co-authored by Wendy Williams, also a psychologist at Cornell. But that’s not how the article, which attempts to summarize a 67-page paper they co-authored with economists Donna Ginther of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and Shulamit Kahn of Boston University, came across to some readers.
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