Three women scientists explore how our cultural norms invade the world of science, which is supposed to be logical and evidence-based. What’s it like for women in the sciences?
There’s no doubt that women have made huge advances since the years when male scientists would openly tell women they didn’t belong. But that doesn’t mean that suddenly everyone has cast aside biases and assumptions they may not even know they have.
Most of us know to check ourselves when we’re doing something blatantly wrong, but at the same time, most of us aren’t able to step back and question small decisions we make, from which student we call on in class to which lab worker will get a raise.