Science Isn’t The Problem; Scientists Are

Published at Chronicle Vitae on November 17, 2014.

Blaming women is an easy strategy, the harder one is to meaningfully engage the myriad of factors that lead women to avoid or drop out of STEM. Like many others, I was pretty shocked that anyone could claim that science, or any other field of human endeavor, wasn’t sexist. After all, sexism is stealthy and structural, and just because you don’t notice it, Cornell professors, doesn’t mean it isn’t there.