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Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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tags: researchblogging.org, female scientists, science publishing, double-blind review, single-blind review, cultural observation, gender bias, sexism, feminism A microbiologist at work. Image: East Bay AWIS. A few months ago, a controversy occurred in the blogosphere regarding whether scientific papers whose first author is female are discriminated against during the peer-review process, and the suggestion was to…

tags: gender bias in science, female scientists, science publishing, sexism, feminism I have been thinking about this problem of reviewer bias against female scientists and have a proposal: all scientists should either choose or be randomly assigned a gender-neutral first name, such as “Lee”, “Alex”, “Jordan”, “Reese” or “Ali” or something like that, followed by…

XX Scientists: Is There a Such Thing?

tags: gender issues, gender disparity, blogosphere, science blogs, life science blogs PZ asked his students these questions on an exam that he was recently writing; 14. Hey! Have you noticed the lack of women scientists so far? Briefly speculate about why they’re missing. 15 (2 pts extra credit). Name a female scientist of any era.…