"Women Are Invited to Give Fewer Talks Than Men at Top U.S. Universities"

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'It’s not because they turn down talks more often, or because there aren’t enough women to invite.

A few years ago, Michelle Hebl attended the latest in a series of talks hosted by her department at Rice Univeristy. The speaker was a man, and Hebl realized that she hadn’t heard any female speakers in that series for a while. “Maybe I’m just not thinking about them,” she thought. “Or maybe it’s something we should look at.”
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But as Hebl’s student Christine Nittrouer eventually found, they are opportunities that are predominantly extended to men.
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Nittrouer and her team scanned the websites of the top 50 U.S. universities, as ranked by U.S. News, to build a database of every colloquium speaker from six departments: biology, bioengineering, political science, history, psychology, and sociology. They chose those six to represent a breadth of disciplines, and to exclude departments with either a very low or very high proportion of women. And they found that men gave more than twice as many talks as women: 69 percent versus 31 percent.'

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Female academics of course

Female academics of course dominate the podium in certain disciplines, such as womyn's studies, and have no trouble getting research in their almost sole area of interest, that there a fewer women than men in field 'X', published and disseminated (such as the "studies" linked to in this article).

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