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FSP on micro-inequities

Posted by Melissa on September 7, 2009

This is a quick pointer to a superb post by Female Science Professor about micro-inequities. When discussing climate issues for underrepresented minorities in the sciences, skeptics sometimes wonder whether the environment is really all that bad in the absence of glaring racist or sexist incidents. FSP points out that often it’s the little things, perhaps not even noticed by members of the majority, that when encountered repeatedly by women in science (or other minoritites) “reinforce our sense of isolation, and together they send the strong message that women don’t get the same level of respect that men do, even when we are doing the same jobs.”

I can’t do the topic or the post justice, so head on over to FSP’s site and read it for yourself!


One Response to “FSP on micro-inequities”

  1. […] that were missing from the discussions, namely the feeling of “otherness” and the impact of micro-inequities, which likely can’t be measured in any statistically significant way.  Yet I would guess these […]

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