Excellent, data-driven response to "why are we still talking about women in science?"
1. Women in academic science are paid a salary that is lower by $24,000 than men.
2. Women are less likely to be funded, and, when they are, they are awarded ~$80,000 less than a man would be.
3. Women make up about 50% of those who receive doctorates in science, but only 21% of tenured professors in science.
4. Peer-review is gender biased.
5. Stereotypically feminine characteristics are at odds with the stereotypical characteristics of good intellectual leaders.
6. Work culture favors those without families.
7. Metrics used to compare candidates based on research output inadvertently disadvantage women who have taken leave to care for family, despite their ultimate potential for high research output.
8. Sexual harassment and microagressions are pervasive in the workplace.
9. Misogyny and sexism are often included as a valid “part of the conversation,” despite scientific and social evidence to the contrary.
10. Gender bias is a problem in U.S. society in general, not just in science.
Read more below:http://www.the-understory.com/2014/01/23/unsettling-stats-about-women-in-science/