The hit on female academics wfh is large
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
Very frustrating to read about #women research being so disproportionately affected by the lockdown: and yet articles from men increasing! Need more #Diversity & #Inclusion support at home
Lovely to see ⁦⁩ in the Guardian! Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase | Higher education | The Guardian
One female professor received an R&R with an early June deadline. “I wrote back explaining why I would struggle to make the deadline. The editor declined an extension, saying deadlines were important” #WomenInAcademia
Reading: Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase "My students and my children have to be my priority.”
“I wrote back explaining why I would struggle to make the deadline. The editor declined an extension, saying deadlines were important,” she says.
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
“The editor declined an extension, saying deadlines were important”?? This it just wrong, and I hope the journal editor will be challenged. Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
"The editor declined an extension, saying deadlines were important." That editor is an idiot. Journals have a part to play in reducing this problem, and being vaguely empathetic about the pressures people are under is a good place to start.
"Coronavirus is skewing a playing field that wasn’t ever level in the first place": academia will need to address this in future evaluation processes or inequity is going to increase (& childcare isn't the only source of inequity, though hugely important)
Important article showing how existing gender biases in research are made worse by #COVID19 lockdown. Incl contribution by our very own ⁦⁩ ⁦
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
Publishing journal articles is key to promotion for faculty at many universities. Some journals are seeing negligible submissions from women but an increase from men, possibly due to women's increased care, homeschooling & housework responsibilities.
'Women's research plummets during lockdown': If you're struggling with (linguistic) research because of childcare, and a chat with an old academic may help in the little time you have, DM me. I'm setting aside a few hours per week. Kids welcome to join in.
“We have to be very cautious that we are not privileging those who are able to use the shutdown as time to race ahead of their peers, who are held back not by talent or aspiration but by the need to do homeschooling and put three meals a day on the table.”
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase | Higher education | The Guardian
For many researchers, particularly women, lockdowns are skewing a playing field that wasn’t ever level in the first place. Good piece by
"All the juggling and the hidden labour of domesticity that is part of many [women] academics’ real lives is now being brought into view” Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase | Higher education | The Guardian
“Many female academics will have partners with a more structured job with online meetings that are non-negotiable,” Dr says. “And it must be even harder for single mothers, because they are doing all this on their own.”
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase | Higher education | The Guardian. This is important- are we thinking about capturing impacts/ how to balance them out ⁦⁩ ⁦?⁩
More coverage here: Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
"...the coronavirus is skewing a playing field that wasn’t ever level in the first place"
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
Lockdown is magnifying existing problems in #ResearchCulture. While there are positive stories in how scientists are adapting, we can't allow old inequalities to grow: | #ReimagineResearch
Maybe next year academic journals can respond to Kamila Shamsie’s 2018 call & only publish women to redress the imbalance caused by the crisis
Amazing. It's almost as if women's career advancement is restrained by gendered caring responsibilities rather than workplace sexism...
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
For many researchers, particularly women, lockdowns are skewing a playing field that wasn’t ever level in the first place. Good piece by in
“Research has fallen by the wayside,” she says. “It’s important and I want to do it, but it’s not as urgent as supporting my students. My students and my children have to be my priority.”
Female academics claim juggling their career with #coronavirus childcare is overwhelming via
Not only are fewer women publishing, but fewer women will be finding time for peer review, which is also epistemically worrying. The male academic gaze is going to get a free pass for a while, which could cast a long shadow in our disciplines.
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
This is an excellent summary of what many women working in HE are currently living. Any interesting solutions or interventions from the sector?
“All the juggling and the hidden labour of domesticity that is part of many academics’ real lives is now being brought into view ,” . “Maybe... in the future, universities will be better at understanding.” says
Women’s research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase: “Many female academics say juggling their career with coronavirus childcare is overwhelming,” #highered #cdnpse
COVID puts female researchers at further disadvantage. How to ensure that we "are not privileging those who are able to use the CNV situation as time to race ahead of their peers"? Fellow academic moms?
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
“All the juggling and the hidden labour . . . now being brought into view. . . Maybe . . .universities will be better at understanding.” Understanding the reality - and the decades of research on gender inequity - would be a good start.
'And the issue goes beyond journals, he says. UK Research and Innovation, the national funding body for research, and other funding bodies, are fully aware that many women will also be struggling to find time to enter competitions for new research funding'
I am not seeing how “more flexible” work options fix this. The reality is that every 30min my 9yr-old walks past her dad over to me. Whatever the reasons, mama is the rock in the storm. It would be so mean to betray her. This is professionally really hard.
Pity this doesn't also mention the added insecurity of fixed-term contracts.
#Covid_19 is laying bare and increasing so many systemic disparities—gender, race.
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
The COVID-19 crisis puts us at risk of increasing the gender disparity in research even further
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
One of many key points I brought up during my recent Grand Rounds on Faculty Development. BUT is taking #COVID19 into consideration for promotion. Faculty can "stop their clock" if impacted. #meded - Women's research plummets during lockdown
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
#SARSCoV2 #COVID19 could have far reaching effects for #womenInSTEM: less competitive CVs thanks to uneven social burdens. "Coronavirus is skewing a playing field that wasn’t ever level in the first place." Funders, are you listening?
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
This, on top of the well-known fact that female faculty earn less than their male counterparts... Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase.
Good quote from “All the juggling & hidden labour of domesticity that is part of many academics’ real lives is now being brought into view. Maybe when those things are raised in future, univs will be better at understanding.” #researchculture
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase | ⁦⁩ Another #COVID19 induced disparity, in this case a gender disparity in academic productivity negatively impacting women. Not good and one that needs addressing.
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase... #WomenInAcademia Surprise, surprise!
Female researchers having their productivity more badly affected by lockdowns is regrettable if unsurprising. That said, what I find a bit puzzling is that everyone seems relaxed about the notion of 'papers by men' and 'papers by women'. (1/3)
“... research is not really compatible with family life in lockdown. Research requires headspace and the ability to immerse yourself over a prolonged period.” My reality, esp. in a male dominated field not at front line. #ilooklikeasurgeon #momminghard
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
“...coronavirus is skewing a playing field that wasn’t ever level in the first place.” Resonant.
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
Hugely worrying development in higher education that needs to be addressed: Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
It is 3am, again, and I'm still trying to complete yesterday's work having juggled #homeschooling. Not easy, irrespective of gender.
“Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase” Unfortunately not surprising.
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
Concerning trends....
Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase
I keep seeing reports of this, thinking "I should really take a look at our Socius submissions." And then realize, wait, I'm one of those women trying to be research productive while in lockdown. We'll take a look at the numbers when the quarter is over.
Yey. And, good news ladies, we get to save the negative impacts of this alllll the way forward to the 2019-2024 REF cycle.