Posted by anonfemphil on October 18, 2008
- The website for the National Science Foundation’s Advance Program, which aims to improve the representation of women in the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
- A excellent and informative pamphlet drawn up by philosophers and scientists about the causes of the lack of diversity and about remedial measures: go here.
- Sally Haslanger’s well-known paper on changing the ideology and culture of philosophy; it’s here.
- From England’s Wellcome Trust; possibly defensive reaction to the finding on gender discrimination and peer review in Sweden.
- Reflections on the evalution of men and women by a Stanford biologist who underwent a female to male sex transformation: here and, for a report on a related panel, here.
- Tutorials for change on gender schemas and science: slides shows on the effects of gender discrimination and an hypothesis to explain it by Virginia Valian. Her work, particular her book, Why so Slow?, forms a classic resource.
- Unlocking the Clubhouse, an account of Carnegie Mellon’s diagnosis of thecauses of the lack of women in their computer science graduate program and their successful steps in changing it.
- Athena Unbound: has some data about the international position of women in academia, including an explanation of why some muslim counntries look more favorably on women in science than the US does.
- From the University of Michigan’s Advance website: