Tag Archives: stereotyping

Choice not Dogma

Last week a writer for the Financial Times joined the club of those journalists who seem to think there is some awful plot out there to force young girls to study science. Not so long ago it was Cristina Odone, … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Women in Science | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Choice not Dogma

Looking After the Ada’s of the Future

Ada Lovelace Day (on Tuesday) is not just a day for celebrating one remarkable aristocratic woman who dared to break the mould the majority of her female colleagues were content to slot into, it is a day to look forward … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Women in Science | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Skeletons and Unconscious Bias

As scientists we like to believe that we seek and interpret evidence impartially. That has been the accepted position for generations. The reality is of course that we are sometimes influenced, unconsciously or otherwise, by received opinion, ‘experts’ or other … Continue reading

Posted in History of Science, Science Culture, Women in Science | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Real Life Barbie Dolls

Have you come across the T shirts with the encouraging words I’m too PRETTY to do MATH blazoned across them in cute pink lettering? No, nor had I until they were brought to my attention by a member of the … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Science Culture | Tagged , , , , , | 25 Comments

Progress at MIT

This week saw the publication of a report from MIT entitled: A Report on the Status of Women Faculty in the Schools of Science and Engineering at MIT, 2011. This is a follow up report to an earlier ground-breaking report … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Women in Science | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments