Recently, two psychologists, Wendy Williams & Stephen Ceci published an article in PNAS suggesting not only that the biases against women in STEM disciplines were over, but that the hiring biases that exist today are actually in favour of women.  Although they also posted the original materials, procedures, and conclusions was pulled down, after considerable outcry, a revised version was posted that and can be read here.

Numerous blogs and letters were also submitted critizing the methodologies used, but most strongly the overgeneralization of the findings.  For an excellent blog reviewing the issue read here.  Another excellent blog is a wonderful resource as it not provides links to the many other blogs, tweets, and Facebook comments addressing the original article

Thumbnail photo: Maria Goeppert-Mayer, co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, 1963

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