We can all reach for the stars in The Milky Way over Western Australia.
The drive the get more women involved in science should start at an early age. But as one space researcher found out, girls can get nudged out of science at school.
Blame the period! A satirical look at some of the excuses why more women don’t go into ITC jobs.
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Some of the myths about why more women don't code and get jobs in ICT are shown in a new satirical campaign. But is raising a woman's menstrual cycle the right way to go?
Boris Johnson is the most quoted personality in the referendum debate.
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Media coverage of the debate has so far been dominated by Conservative men
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If we want a genuine ideas boom in Australia, then we need to remove the barriers preventing women from reaching the highest levels in science.
Women scientists are far more common today than they were in the early 1900s.
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Women have come a long way in science, but plenty of work remains. After all, gender bias in science doesn't happen in a vacuum.
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This Tuesday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Gender biases continue and women's voices are missing from expert discussions.
Michaelia Cash reveals to Michelle Grattan she is willing to agree to David Leyonhjelm's call for a sunset clause on the ABCC legislation.
We now have parity in medical schools, but not in the high-powered positions and specialties in medicine.
Women are typically the dominant group within medical schools and yet remain under-represented in formal leadership positions and particular speciality areas.
Commenting on which subjects girls find difficult won’t help.
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It's simple: sexist language should be considered just as unacceptable as racist and homophobic language.
How much do hiring decisions in academia factor in the gender of the applicant?
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Previous research found a preference in academia for hiring stellar female candidates over stellar male candidates for STEM jobs. A new study investigated what happens if applicants aren't as evenly matched.
How you assess the strength of gender bias research depends on your viewpoint.
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Men are harsher critics of research that reports evidence of gender bias in STEM fields, while women find it more compelling. How can we deal with the reality when we're biased about bias?
Being made to feel you don’t belong in your chosen field is stressful.
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Being underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math means women can be made to feel they don't belong, with long-term mental health consequences.
There are still barriers to overcome to keep more women in science.
What is it like to be a woman working in the sciences? While there are hurdles to overcome, there are joys as well. The new SAGE initiative hopes to make STEM even more amenable to women.
Break the taboo.
Donald Trump got menstruation onto the front page of the New York Times. With the taboo broken, it's a good time to talk about how all girls everywhere can manage their periods safely and privately.
Half of the eight Ivy Leagues now have women presidents.
Half of the schools in the eight-member Ivy League now have female presidents. What about colleges and universities outside the Ivy League?
In evaluations, men are often seen as more knowledgeable.
Contrary to what some think, the battle against sexism in STEM has not been won, let alone reversed in favor of women.
If we were to evaluate two equally able politicians on their ‘merit’, chances are the man would outperform the woman.
No matter whether it’s targets or quotas, "merit" is always held up as the stalwart gold standard. But can we judge merit without bias? And is merit really the right measure for ability anyway?
What’s a better strategy: cast a wide net or tailor it narrowly?
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Past hiring discrimination appears to lead African Americans to cast a wide net, while women tend to seek out roles historically associated with their gender.
Facebook’s gender ratio is far less equal than this photo of its workers would suggest.
The tech industry is known for having a notably non-diverse workforce. But bias training – when not validated by research that shows it works – isn't going to solve the problem.
What do female faculty get to read in their evaluations?
Female faculty are far more likely to be seen as less smart than their male counterparts in student evaluations. How damaging are such comments?