The myth about women in science

(CNN)The prevailing wisdom is that sexist hiring in academic science roadblocks women’s careers before they even start. The American Association of University Professors and blue-ribbon commissions attest to this. An influential report by the National Academy of Sciences in 2006 concluded that „on the average, people are less likely to hire a woman than a man with identical qualifications,“ and noted that scientists and engineers „are not exempt.“    –

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