Title

Raise Your Hand if You're a Woman in Science

Authors

Virginia Valian

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

The Washington Post

Publisher

The Washington Post Company

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Abstract

For the past two weeks, my e-mail in-box has overflowed with messages from women -- and some men -- about the hypotheses recently offered by Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers to explain the dearth of women in the academic sciences. One woman wrote, "It is not surprising that people are angry when they see such full-blown contemptuous arrogance." Others were shocked at his apparent insensitivity: Had he no concern for the female students and faculty in math and science at Harvard or other academic institutions?

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