A recent study reveals some of the [totally unsurprising] gender biases that contribute to the under-representation of women in physics-based fields. Researchers asked female and male scientists for their opinions on why women are more likely to go into biology than physics. Here’s one of my favorites:
“Physics is more difficult for girls and you need a lot of thinking, and the calculation, and the logic. So that’s maybe hard for girls.” — male grad student, physics
With the physics and the thinking and the calculation and the logic and hoyvin-glaven!.
Via The Mary Sue.