Feminism, Sexiness and Scientists

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Sheril Kirshenbaum talks about the way women in science are treated by their male colleagues in this post from her blog, Culture of Science. She writes,

In my profession today I work closely with many talented men. We write on related topics and speak to similar audiences. Yet, I’m regularly reminded that I face many challenges they don’t have to deal with. No one jokingly whispers about their receptivity to sex during conferences just loud enough to overhear. No one questions whether they were hired so the boss could to get some “tail.” These kinds of experiences are common for women in and out of the ivory towers.

Sheril Kirshenbaum
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