Manuscript published in Advances in Geosciences!

We are excited to announce that the Did this really happen?! (DTRH) project flourished into a peer-reviewed manuscript! Drawing everyday sexism in academia: observations and analysis of a community-based initiative by Bocher et al. has been published in the Special Issue: Diversity and equality in the geosciences in Advances in Geosciences.

We took all the testimonies that we collected so far and classified them into six distinct categories. The core of the paper presents an analysis of these categories, and explain our strategies for interacting with diverse scientific communities.

The article is open access, so feel free to download and share it. Enjoy reading it and let us know your comments!

You’ll also find in the Supplementary Material a booklet containing some of the comics already published as well as some posters that you can print and display on the coffee table of your lab, to discuss them with your colleagues  🙂

Pourquoi il faut plus de femmes en science

Geophysicist Marie Bocher, member of the DTRH team, went on the RTS* radio to talk about women representation in sciences. Here is the link to the program. The interview is in French, but we provide the bibliography below.

*RTS is the acronym for “Radio Télévison Suisse”, Swiss television & radio.

Bibliography

Gender Differences in Learning

Kersey, A. J., Braham, E. J., Csumitta, K. D., Libertus, M. E., & Cantlon, J. F. (2018). No intrinsic gender differences in children’s earliest numerical abilities. npj Science of Learning, 3(1), 12.

Stereotype Threat

Huguet, P., & RĂ©gner, I. (2009). Counter-stereotypic beliefs in math do not protect school girls from stereotype threat. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45(4), 1024-1027.

Men and Women Vocabulary

Dutt, K., Pfaff, D. L., Bernstein, A. F., Dillard, J. S., & Block, C. J. (2016). Gender differences in recommendation letters for postdoctoral fellowships in geoscience. Nature Geoscience, 9(11), 805.

Ross, D. A., Boatright, D., Nunez-Smith, M., Jordan, A., Chekroud, A., & Moore, E. Z. (2017). Differences in words used to describe racial and gender groups in Medical Student Performance Evaluations. PloS one, 12(8), e0181659.

Schmader, T., Whitehead, J., & Wysocki, V. H. (2007). A linguistic comparison of letters of recommendation for male and female chemistry and biochemistry job applicants. Sex roles, 57(7-8), 509-514.

Turrentine, F. E., Dreisbach, C. N., St Ivany, A. R., Hanks, J. B., & Schroen, A. T. (2019). Influence of Gender on Surgical Residency Applicants’ Recommendation Letters. Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

CV Biases

Moss-Racusin, C. A., Dovidio, J. F., Brescoll, V. L., Graham, M. J., & Handelsman, J. (2012). Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(41), 16474-16479.

Steinpreis, R. E., Anders, K. A., & Ritzke, D. (1999). The impact of gender on the review of the curricula vitae of job applicants and tenure candidates: A national empirical study. Sex roles, 41(7-8), 509-528.

Maternity

Baker, M. (2012). Fertility, childrearing & the academic gender gap. Women’s Health and Urban Life, Vol 11 (2), 9-25.

Correll, S. J., Benard, S., & Paik, I. (2007). Getting a job: Is there a motherhood penalty?. American journal of sociology, 112(5), 1297-1338.