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Improved representation of female scientists in the media can show future generations of women that they belong

Hart, Miranda (2018) Improved representation of female scientists in the media can show future generations of women that they belong. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (18 Sep 2018). Website.

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Abstract

The attrition of women from STEM careers has been attributed to many factors, such as work/life balance, biased hiring committees, and prejudiced editorial boards. But might it also be that women still do not see themselves as "real" scientists, or lack female role models? Miranda Hart reports on research examining women's visibility in two high-profile scientific publications. Not only were men far more likely to be the corresponding author on scientific papers and more likely to appear as a featured scientist, there were also far fewer photos of women, even among advertisements and stock photos. Science journals continue to portray the image of a scientist as almost exclusively male, which undoubtedly trickles down to young girls, who are struggling to see where they fit in.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 13:00
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 16:59
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91758

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