On Halloween, the New York Times ran an opinion article entitled Academic Science Isn’t Sexist. This article essentially rejects the notion that academic science has a gender problem and that – when it does – “such incidences are largely anecdotal or overgeneralized from small studies”.

This sounds to me like they are dismissing the creeping normalcy of discrimination by a thousand little acts of bias.

There have been a number of reactions to the NY Times article at here, here, and in a Slate article entitled, “Don’t Worry Your Pretty Little Heads“.

These are all well worth reading.

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