The world has a long history of excluding women from science and—when women have been able to bust into the male-dominated halls of science—of overlooking their work. But against all odds, women have made astounding contributions to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. This episode explores four perspectives on gender issues in science.
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Almost half of Black and Latina women working as scientists have been mistaken for a janitor or administrator at their offices, reveals a new report on the experiences of women of color working in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
Last Tuesday, I watched two hyped ABC sitcom premieres, Selfie and Manhattan Love Story. Both, as far as sitcoms go, are treading some fairly well-worn territory: Selfie is a My Fair Lady update for the digital age, so faithful that its two leads (Doctor Who's beloved Karen Gillan and Harold and Kumar's equally beloved John Cho) go by the names "Eliza Dooley" and "Henry Higgs."
In June, Google revealed that its next innovation needs to be a way to promote gender equity: women hold only 17 percent of the company’s technology positions. According to Google, the statistics were released with the hopes of recruiting and developing “the world’s most talented and diverse people.”