Media Column: Ceci and Williams Are At It Again

Volume: 
45
Issue Number: 
1
Issue: 
Jan-Feb
Year: 
2015
Authors and Affiliations: 
Sarah J. Greenwald, Appalachian State University

Abstract

First paragraph:

Remember the 2011 “Understanding Current Causes of Women’s Underrepresentation in Science” [2], which was critiqued by many, including former AWM President Cathy Kessel and current AWM Executive Committee member and Policy and Advocacy Committee chair Marie A. Vitulli [5]?

As of the date that I am writing this, it has been a week since Stephen Ceci and Wendy Williams published an op-ed in the New York Times called “Academic Science Isn’t Sexist” [7], which references their latest research paper [1]. Responses have included irate blog posts such as [3] and [8]. Because it was published on October 31, 2014, there is even a question on the social network service Storify asking if the article was a Halloween joke [4] (it isn’t).


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