MIT Faculty Bias Report Unfounded

Not PC submitted a link to this Christian Science Monitor story about a recent flurry of controversy over MIT's unequal treatment of female faculty. As it turns out, there was no evidence to support the claims: "Check out the study yourself at MIT's website. You will notice an astonishing fact: MIT's study is innocent of evidence of gender discrimination. Not an iota of data is offered to show that MIT treated its female faculty any differently from its male faculty." The story demonstrates how quickly the media and public are willing to believe without question any claims of discrimination against women to the point that facts are no longer checked. The woman who made these claims obtained an enormous grant from the Ford Foundation and many other workplace 'perks' from MIT. Source: Christian Science Monitor

Title: False solution on gender

Author: Judith Kleinfeld

Date: February 27, 2001

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