Thursday, July 17, 2008

Neuroscience = Pro Wimminz?

I noted this on Feministe today: The 2K8 annual meeting of the Society of Neuroscience features four Presidential Special Lecturers -- all women! In fact, the President of the society itself is a woman.

I have noticed that a solid chunk of my neuroscience professors and other faculty have been women. I'd be very interested in seeing the statistics about women in neuroscience: how many graduates, how much of the faculty, etc.

It might have something to do with the fact that we are explicitly taught the differences between men and women in our classes. And the differences? Minor. Negligible. Almost entirely insignificant on an individual basis.

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