Women Scientists Have the Evidence About Sexism

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Yet the urgent, high-profile research that female scientists are doing now is also a reminder of how much the sciences have sacrificed by shutting women out in the past. In my six decades in science’as a researcher, a businesswoman, and a high-level administrator’I have had to persevere when told, sometimes subtly but often quite overtly, that women don’t belong in science. When I applied for a graduate fellowship to study bacteriology, a professor told me the department didn’t waste such positions on women.

To find a supportive male adviser when I was in graduate school, I had to change my field or my research focus seven times. I pursued chemistry, English literature, bacteriology, medicine, genetics, and oceanography. After settling into the study of marine bacteria, I switched from Pseudomonas aeruginosa to the far more interesting Vibrio cholerae, the cause of cholera pandemics.

Publisher: The Atlantic
Date: 2020-08-30T06:00:00-04:00
Author: Rita Colwell
Twitter: @theatlantic
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A Celebrated Scientist’s Battles Against Sexism

Publisher: WSJ
Date: 2020-08-14T15:58:00.000Z
Author: Emily Bobrow
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Why Sexist Myths About Women and Science Keep Coming Back in New Forms

Publisher: The National Interest
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Former state Republican chair: Dismayed by Trump’s convention and how my party treats women

President Donald Trump’s four-day convention was’one of dangerous division,’sneaky sexism, blatant bigotry and’exclusion. The contrast with the uplifting and unifying message of last week’s Democratic convention was stark.

This Republican convention was an opportunity for the president to reach out to the people ‘ to all Americans ‘ and invite them to come together as one. It was an opportunity for him to reset the tone of his campaign, make amends for his failures, and light a new path forward for our nation.’Instead, he spent 70 minutes on an ugly tirade of lies and petty complaints.’His acceptance’speech was filled with racist dog whistles and ‘us vs them-ism’ intended to frighten Americans and instill suspicion within us about all those ‘others’ out there who aren’t like us.

Publisher: USA TODAY
Author: Jennifer Horn
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‘We don’t waste fellowships on women’: Microbiologist Rita Colwell on sexism in academia

Congress had excluded white-collar professionals from the equal pay for equal work provisions of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Three years later, however, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued Executive Order 11375 prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against women when hiring. Researching the subject, Sandler spotted a footnote. ‘Being an academic,’ she said, ‘I read footnotes, so I turned to the back of the book to read it.’ And there, Sandler found a way forward for women like herself: by taking federal funds, the University of Maryland (and all research universities receiving federal funding) had become a federal contractor. ‘It was a genuine Eureka moment,’ Sandler later wrote. ‘I actually shrieked aloud.’

Publisher: Marketplace
Date: 2020-08-10T20:37:54-07:00
Twitter: @Marketplace
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