Ep. 33 It Just Didn’t Feel Like Me: Belonging and Sexism in Science

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How often do college women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) experience sexism? And how do these experiences affect their likelihood of staying in scientific fields? In this episode we talk with Majel Baker, a counseling psychologist who investigated these questions in her doctoral dissertation. Spoiler alert: sexism is bad. But there are ways …

Recommended Reading: The NAS Report on Sexual Harassment

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Sexual harassment in science is a big topic, and a big report was released about it a couple weeks ago by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS)1. It's an impressive document, the result of a couple years' work by an ad hoc committee whose task was to "undertake a study of the …