A man who served as “the must-see” physician for US gymnasts was sentenced to 40-175 years in prison for having abused them.
Why are women underrepresented in certain fields, and why do they have less interest in certain careers? Society could be to blame.
Professors get special requests from students a lot, like extra time. Female profs who deny the request are more likely to get complaints.
Research out of Johns Hopkins and the WHO shows that we internalize gender stereotypes at a very young age: girls are vulnerable, boys are strong.
We can deny it, but test after test (whether valid or not) shows boys score well in higher math and girls in elementary reading. What to do?
Is there a shortage of girls going into STEM-related careers? Maybe there was at one point, but it has largely disappeared these days.
Many parts of our world are dominated by one gender or the other, but not surprisingly, some aspects of life are the same for everyone.
Reported gender gaps in reading ability may be a reflection of tests that measure reading ability, incl. multiple-choice and essay questions.
Stress under highly competitive situations, such as a Grand Slam tennis match, shows that men choke under pressure quite consistently while women choke only sometimes.
New research says the main reason there are fewer women in many STEM fields is a “masculine culture” that makes women feel like they don’t belong.