I read an interesting article this morning by a male in academia named Phillip Greenspun. He makes an excellent argument for why STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) women don’t stay in academia in his article “Women in Science”. Here are two of my favorite quotations from the article.
“If a woman scientist is worth more to the university and to society than a male scientist, she should be paid more. The fact that she isn’t indicates that this issue is lower priority…”
“By the time they [women] get tenure, they are on the verge of infertility.”
While several of my female friends in academics have decided this article is depressing; I think it is amazingly informative and useful to consider. Go read it!