Interesting articles related to women and minorities in the workplace.
- Why Women Still Can't Have It All (July/August 2012 Atlantic Magazine)
It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of
power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top
professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly
believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change.
- Giving Women the Access Code (April 2012, New York Times)
CLAREMONT, Calif. — When Maria Klawe became president of Harvey Mudd
College in 2006, she was dismayed — but not surprised — at how few women
were majoring in computer science.
- Why "Female" Science Professor?
In the URL of my blog, I am simply "science-professor," but the
pseudonymous name I use as a blogger is "Female Science Professor." Why
the extra adjective? Does it matter in my work as a scientist and a
professor that I am female?
Do Babies Matter in Science
Discrimination against job candidates who are pregnant or have children is a
very real part of gender discrimination. Some
scientists may believe that women who have families cannot be serious
scientists because academic science demands exclusive attention to research.
But they do not hold the same beliefs about male scientists with kids. In fact,
research shows that male scientists are far more likely to have children than
female scientists; two years after their Ph.D.'s, nearly 50 percent of men, but
only 30 percent of women, had children.