Gender Bias 101 For Mathematicians
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.
Posted by Jim Zellmer at February 11, 2013 2:45 AM
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:
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