Gender bias found in how scholars review scientific studies
A scientist's gender can have a big impact on how other researchers perceive his or her work, according to a new study.
Scientists analyze millions of news articles
Researchers in the UK have used artificial intelligence algorithms to analyze 2.5 million articles from 498 different English-language online news outlets over ten months.
Male bias persists in female-rich science conferences
Women scientists in primatology are poorly represented at symposia organized by men, but receive equal representation when symposia organizers are women or mixed groups, according to research published November 21 in the ...
Male politicians have 'bigger heads' in more gender-equal cultures
When it comes to analyzing gender stereotypes in the media, studies have shown that photographs of men focus on male faces while photographs of women are more focused on women's bodies. A recent study from Psychology of Wo ...
"I knew it!" Hindsight more likely to affect men
(Phys.org)—They say hindsight is 20/20, but apparently that's not always the case.
Gender bias in leading scientific journals
Fewer women than men are asked to write in the leading scientific journals. That is established by two researchers from Lund University in Sweden, who criticise the gender bias.
Study reveals gender bias of prospective parents
A Queen's University study has found that when people think about having children, men want boys and women want girls.
Gender-bias impacts women physicists
While some might argue that the lack of women in physics is down to personal choice or perhaps even biological determinism, Amy Bug, a physicist at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, USA instead claims it could be due to small, ...
Study shows people's racial biases can skew perceptions of how much help victims need
When assessing the amount of help someone needs, people's perceptions can be skewed by their racial biases, according to a Kansas State University study.
Bad news for women in media
Gender bias and sexual harassment against female journalists are still systemic problems in Australian newsrooms, according to new research.
Progress continues for women faculty, but gradually
(Phys.org)—When professor and astrophysicist Priya Natarajan read the recent Yale study on gender bias in academic research among scientists, she was surprised—but not completely. ...
If the market decides what stockbrokers earn, why are women on Wall Street earning less?
The recent excesses of Wall Street may be big news but behind the headlines there's another story: When it comes to men and women stockbrokers, someone is taking home a bigger paycheck.
High school math teachers may not make the grade when it comes to gender bias
Do some high school teachers think math is harder for girls than boys? The authors of a new study say yes.
Gender discrimination still a factor in modern organizations -- 'that's what she said'
The World Economic Forum's Gender Gap Report states, "No country in the world has yet managed to eliminate the gender gap." In the U.S., the Bureau of Labor Statistics cites women working 41 to 44 hours per week earn 84.6% ...