“Almost none of the junior female faculty...believed “that gender bias will impede their careers.” It was after receiving tenure that “many senior women faculty begin to feel marginalized, including those who felt well supported as junior faculty.” Yup.
While you wait for the Mueller report, take a look at my story on sexism in academic science. Some incredible scientists spent a lot of time sharing their stories with me ‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’
‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’ via
“What is the definition of a good scientist if people like Beverly Emerson and [Vicki] Lundblad are not good scientists in the eyes of Salk?”
"Almost none of the junior female faculty, the report found, believed “that gender bias will impede their careers.” It was after receiving tenure that “many senior women faculty begin to feel marginalized.” Gut punch of an article.
Please read this. It applies to any work environment where women are hired and supported when they are junior and “non-threatening”. Yet, when they become equals to the men in power, they get isolated, disrespected and ultimately pushed away.
"senior women had three of the five smallest spaces on campus, despite raising twice as much N.I.H. funding per employee as men."
Let’s be clear.... this is the SAME story wherever women work. It is the SAME story. ‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’ #MeTooSTEM
25 years ago in my book "Pythagoras Trousers" I wrote about discrimination re #womeninscience. Each generation thinks the problem is past tense. Gut rending reading in shows how deeply it remains.
This. Couldn’t even pretend those weren’t tears as I read it and it resonated way more than I wanted it to: ‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’
‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’
A heartbreaking and really important read: ‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’ h/t
Thankful I've not experienced this behavior . I hope female scientists everywhere will speak up if they have. ‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’
"Often these situations which go on in a woman’s career — workplace situations — they don’t seem big. But I heard someone say a marvelous thing in this context: ‘A ton of feathers still weighs a ton.’” Painful to read, this one.
This is as hard to read as it will be familiar to many #WomenInSTEM. ‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’ - The New York Times
Seriously, WHAT THE HELL? Every time I read one of these stories, I can’t even. How have women scientists not burned it all down at this point? What are we doing? What will it take for change to happen?
A terrifying read. How many of us felt like we would be exceptions before learning we would be part of the rule in the end. via
this story on decades of deeply ingrained sexism at the highest echelons of science—down to how many square feet women scientists are given for their labs—is heartbreaking and damning
One of the things I am most proud of at my Institute: ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ has so many amazing female role models and leaders #womeninSTEM via ⁦
“Often these situations which go on in a woman’s career ... they don’t seem big... ‘A ton of feathers still weighs a ton.’ ” @500WIM #equalpayforequalwork
"A ton of feathers still weighs a ton." Probably the best analogy I've heard that explains how all the little things #WomeninSTEM shoulder again and again make a big difference.
Is the denial of discrimination currently essential to the maintenance of inequality? To move from #InstitutionalBetrayal to #InstitutionalCourage both data transparency and education are crucial.
This story about the Salk Institute is grim and infuriating.
‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’ 's meticulous piece about the hard road for female scientists at Salk.
“A ton of feathers still weighs a ton.”
The exact same crap happens in the Department of Statistics at Iowa State. Ask the four senior female faculty, all of whom have fled (me among them). Disgraceful. ‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’
This whole thing is infuriating, but the trope of denying sexual assault by getting people to sign a letter is so cliche and 🤮. It doesn't matter if there are 56 people you didn't assault.
Annoyed about this statement-"they had “failed to publish a single paper in any of the most respected scientific publications (Cell, Nature and Science)” It's not a good argument. #ImpactFactor does not measure the quality of an individual article.
‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’
Terrific article about structural sexism at Salk- The New York Times
An excellent piece in NYTimes on discrimination against female scientists in academia. It illustrates how easily discrimination occurs when resource allocation is dominated by personalities rather than processes, and that is especially true post-tenure.
If you take two equally talented stockbrokers and give one of them $10 and one of them $10,000, who will have more money at the end of the year?
via ⁦⁩ I think the quote by Blackburn is key: ‘A ton of feathers still weighs a ton.’ Often the seemingly minor things. Also un/semiconscious bias happens too often at var levels. SO all-what CAN we do & what will we CHOOSE TO DO? #realchange
Before spending your whole day fretting over the Mueller Report take time now to read this article: "‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars"
Super important story on gender discrimination in science in today’s ”The way we lose the talents of women because of all these things that go on in careers, it’s just extraordinary. It’s a very bad, bad thing to lose.”
If you take two equally talented stockbrokers and give one of them $10 and one of them $10,000, who will have more money at the end of the year?
Sad that none of this is surprising. Good to see straightforward linking of harassment and salary/resource discrimination. They are evil twins. via ⁦
So much to unpack in here and grateful for this article and all of the women who have paved the way. One of my many questions - how often are women scientists chosen to be "showered with private donations"? Any data out there on this topic? 1/2
Wow this article on gender equality in STEM in the New York Times is a must read for all academics. ‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’
Here are metrics doing what they often do – displacing judgment (though the Salk’s problems clearly run deeper): ‘Brody denied this account, saying that any discussions he had about productivity were “only in terms of facts and metrics, not judgment.”’
An important article to read. The gender gap in science is a real issue for both senior and junior levels. More effort to improve the gap needed. Further, innovative ideas required to accelerate the narrowing of the difference.
Agree with point about residency being more regimented. This aligns with some of the insight in the article below. It seems the veil of meritocracy is slowly pulled back with the scope of bias more apparent as one’s career progresses.
Proud our science informs an important discussion that may help pave the way for a more equitable future Marc Lerchenmueller ‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’
‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’
“I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars”
An important read on gender discrimination in science. It's a cop-out to point to "facts and metrics" when those metrics accumulate during decades of bias in funding opportunities, despite women faculty earning twice as much NIH funding as men at Salk.
‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’
"Nearly everyone who has worked there — including the women who sued it — say the Salk Institute has lived up to its founders’ promise in many ways; the lack of bureaucracy facilitates real scientific breakthroughs." But.....: by
‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’ - Women at elite scientific institutions face marginalization and hostility, by via #TimesUp #WomenInSTEM
‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’
‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has...that Will Cost a Few Million Dollars.' People who say women "cry victim" describing discrimination revile them for fighting. What is "a good scientist" at Salk?
A deep dive into the marginalization of female scientists at the Salk Institute
It was after receiving tenure that “many senior women faculty begin to feel marginalized, including those who felt well supported as junior faculty. They sense that they and their male colleagues may not be treated equally after all.” 2/2
"It was just the way the Salk worked" - a deep dive into the lawsuit filed by several faculty alleging gender discrimination at the Salk Institute.
“Hopkins, ..., says she’s stunned to see how few women wield real influence in science. “I think it’s hard for us even to recognize how little power women have at the top, where the big money resides, where the real power resides”
‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’
The absurd and sickening patriarchy, in numbers: "senior women had three of the five smallest spaces on campus, despite raising twice as much N.I.H. funding per employee as men"
‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’ - The New York Times
Really galling. ‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’ - The New York Times
SAD! I really thought science / academics would be better. ‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’ - The New York Times
‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’
Attn junior female faculty: #gender #discrimination is not going away any time soon, despite all the trends that might suggest the contrary
‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’
I interviewed at Salk back in 2009, but I can't remember who I met with.
‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’ #sociology
Women at the Salk Institute say they faced a culture of marginalization and hostility. The numbers from other elite scientific institutions suggest they’re not alone. via ⁦
“It was a conflict over 200 square feet of laboratory space that once led some of the country’s leading universities to focus on the progress — or lack thereof — of women in science.” via ⁦
Cautionary Tale for young women researchers: ‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’ #INJUSTICE
#genderpaygap : #Women at the say they faced a culture of marginalization and hostility. The numbers from other elite scientific institutions suggest they’re not alone
‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’
"He’d asked if any other department would take them, they remember him saying, but 'nobody wants you.'" Classic strategy, has been used on me multiple times.
Grateful for the hard work done by senior female colleagues to improve the future for #WomenInSTEM ‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’ - The New York Times
‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’
Women at the say they face a culture of marginalization and hostility. The numbers from other elite scientific institutions suggest they’re not alone. 👩‍🔬👩‍🔬 #WomeninScience #FemaleinSTEM #SalkInstitute #ScienceGendergap
Seems ⁦⁩ treated women scientists (and some men) quite badly. Leadership by “old boys club” may have facilitated this. “ I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’ - The New York Times
The Salk case: ‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’
Important story to read: 'I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’ - The New York Times
Top of the morning to you, too! Homework for today: write down the following sentence 100 times Journal "prestige" has nothing to do with research quality. Enjoy.
‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’ #women #science #research
At every level, we are gaslit, undervalued, told we just aren't working hard enough, and shouldn't we all come see this amazing man.
This is a really thoughtful article on gender #discrimination in scientific institutions. It explains how gender discrimination often occurs at higher levels of power and success in ways that are unexpected, but significant.
Must read exposé about gender discrimination
‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’