Whenever the subject of women in science comes up, there are people fiercely committed to the idea that sexism does not exist. They will point to everything and anything else to explain differences while becoming angry and condescending if you even suggest that discrimination could be a factor. But these people are wrong. This data shows they are wrong.
As Scientific American’s Ilana Yurkiewicz puts it, “This is really important. This is really important.” Read it.
Everyone may have read this already, but here it is in case you haven’t: Gender Bias in Science. The above graphs show significant results for bias amongst scientists based on the gender of an applicant for a lab manager position who also intends to pursue a graduate degree.