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February 11, 2013

Gender Bias 101 For Mathematicians

Isabella Laba:

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.


MYTH 1: Sexism is perpetrated by a small number of men, typically close to retirement age, who are "against women." Most academics, especially mathematicians, are open-minded people who are against discrimination.

FACT: Please read this study on gender bias in science hiring:

Posted by Jim Zellmer at February 11, 2013 2:45 AM
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Applies equally if more openly to non-white minorities. Even to Presidents.

Posted by: Larry Winkler at February 11, 2013 8:14 AM
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