Friday, March 17, 2006

Don't let this be the last thing you read this week!

An incredibly depressing but intriguing analysis of why there aren't more women in science. Take it from me, it's not what you think it's going to be. Kudos to Grrlscientist for pointing this one out.

I would discuss the article, but for now I'll go back to work acknowledging the fact that apparently I make career decisions like reckless testorone-laden teenagers.

3 comments:

Dr J. said...

Honestly, this was the reason I left research science. I spent years working crap hours for crap pay and that´s all the future would hold for me as well - at least until I became unemployable and had to get a job as a sales rep. I love science, I enjoyed the ride - it certainly gave me chances that other jobs wouldn´t (such as moving to Germany) but for me it was time to get out while the going was good.

The only part I disagreed with was the description of an industry scientist. I´ve worked in industry and my husband still does and there there is actually more collaboration, networking, project meetings, business lunches and team events than you find in academia. It isn´t at all lonely the way that article (by an academic) suggests.

Dr J. said...
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Anonymous said...

Although he makes some valid points, I'd take anything Philip Greenspun says with a grain of salt ...