Some mansplaining about #womeninscience

Feb 09 2015 Published by under Uncategorized

In my homecountry, only 16% of the full professors are female. Not surprisingly, the government's vision on science for the coming years came accompanied by an inspirational picture containing 100% male scientists. Sigh.
This Saturday I read in the paper that Hans Clevers, the president of the Dutch academy of science knows why this is:"When it comes to becoming a group leader, women step back". He continues to explain:"Mothers are still seen as selfish when they need to work full-time". Well, thanks a lot for mansplaining that, and for not doing a damn thing to change any of this.

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