Stag Parties Linger: Continued Gender Bias in a Female-Rich Scientific Discipline

  title={Stag Parties Linger: Continued Gender Bias in a Female-Rich Scientific Discipline},
  author={Lynne A Isbell and Truman P. Young and Alexander H. Harcourt},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Discussions about the underrepresentation of women in science are challenged by uncertainty over the relative effects of the lack of assertiveness by women and the lack of recognition of them by male colleagues because the two are often indistinguishable. They can be distinguished at professional meetings, however, by comparing symposia, which are largely by invitation, and posters and other talks, which are largely participant-initiated. Analysis of 21 annual meetings of the American… 

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