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Old 07-28-2015, 08:11 PM   #1
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LXer: New study into lack of women in Tech: It's NOT the men's fault


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A new study into causes of the scarcity of women in technical and scientific fields says that it is not discrimination by men in the field keeping the ladies away. Nor is it a repugnance felt by women for possibly dishevelled or unhygienic male nerds.

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Old 07-28-2015, 08:42 PM   #2
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Why do I get the feeling that the Register's summary (which is of an upcoming paper in Science) is probably simplifying the actual study a bit too much?
 
Old 07-28-2015, 09:50 PM   #3
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The story does not seem interested in delving into why women might eschew careers in math. There's likely much more to it than grungy male math geeks.

Here's one interesting take: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/417...e-careers.html

Here's another: http://www.theguardian.com/world/us-...gender-gap-fix

I do enjoy reading The Register, but they sometimes value snark over accuracy in reportage.

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