Columnist takes on a new National Academy report on gender gap in science
The Globe’s columnist Cathy Young suggests the odds were stacked in a National Academy panel’s makeup when it examined the reason that fewer women than men get into the top slots in university science and engineering departments. The academy report concludes that gender bias and sexism as important reasons. Young, as have a few other news accounts recently, writes that the panel’s membership seems heavy with people who went into the review with a bias toward fingering prejudice as a factor. It’s a reasoned column. It lists a few other panelists who could have been included but were not, and may have lent more credibility to the conclusions.
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