Centuries of bias have impeded the advance of human knowledge. As the COVID-19 pandemic makes evident, new threats may emerge suddenly. The world cannot protect itself without the intelligence and skill of half the human race.
Does the Queen Bee Phenomenon Still Exist in Academia?
Successful women in male-dominated contexts don’t always support women in early career stages. An international team of scientists show that this phenomenon is linked to the difficulties they encounter in the workplace.
As we slowly emerge from the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, one thing is clear - it has brought to the front various aspects of gender equality issues in Research and Innovation (R&I), writes Marcela Linkova.
Protected by Decades-Old Power Structures, Three Renowned Harvard Anthropologists Face Allegations of Sexual Harassment
Senior Anthropology professors Theodore C. Bestor, Gary Urton, and John L. Comaroff have weathered allegations of sexual harassment, including some leveled by students. But affiliates said gender issues in the department stretch beyond them.
Women Academics Seem to Be Submitting Fewer Papers During Coronavirus
Editors of academic journals have started noticing a trend: Women - who inevitably shoulder a greater share of family responsibilities - seem to be submitting fewer papers, while men are submitting up to 50 percent more than they usually would.