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Where Are All the Women in Neuroscience?

But fields such as neuroscience are not usually thought to be male-dominated, perhaps because of their theoretical link to psychology and sociology. Let me give you some numbers. Within science, the subfields with the most female-friendly ratios are psychology (where there are twice as many employed women as men), political science (equally employed), and anthropology/sociology (equally employed). Surprisingly, in biology and life sciences, about twice as many jobs go to male versus female PhDs. Neuroscience, in particular, has a reputation for male domination.

[ via Women 2.0 ]

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