Field of Science

Why can't a woman be more like a man?

A post on Harvard's new $50M initiative for women in science by a woman in IT, brings to mind Henry Higgin's lament in "My Fair Lady": Why can't a woman be more like a man?

Progressive Indian-American Woman notes

. Seems to me they want to spend $50M to get more women and minorities in. But they are not really looking towards changing their system. Indeed there isn't really even an awareness that they might need changing. It is still a case of "how can we make you more like us?", rather than "women, what do you need so that you can strike a balance?"

On this coming Friday, I get a chance to speak on these issues at the Cosmopolitan Club in Philadelphia.

1 comment:

  1. Great site! Science rules! Especially Chemistry...even PChem ;)

    In my job (I'm a PhD Chemist working in industry) I work with women and men scientists . I love them all, but I get different insights, even different kinds of insights, from women. Personally and professionally, I would not want to go back to a time when I (a man) couldn't have scientific colleagues of any gender. God forbid men and women be exactly alike. Yuk.


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