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#GrammysSoSexist

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards, an award show that celebrates the best musicians and songwriters have to offer, occurred on January 28, 2018. Bruno Mars brought home the most awards, including the prestigious Album of the Year for “24k Magic” with Kendrick Lamar and five awards for his “DAMN” album. Other winners included Childish Gambino, […]

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Challenging sexism in the scientific field

A survey released last month found just 13 percent of women are members at the National Academy of Sciences, a private, non-profit founded in 1863. Throughout the world, less than one-eighth of women are members of scientific academies. Dorothy Ngila, a researcher who worked on the study, said scientific bodies should reflect the diverse amount […]

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Panel stresses need and support of women in STEM fields

The Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding hosted an event titled Women and the Sciences March 11. A panel of women including CUNY students and professors discussed the challenges women face in STEM, an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, career fields. “The biggest challenge, in my opinion, is not only the competitive […]

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Sexism runs rampant on Ratemyprofessors.com

Using an interactive tool with data derived from ratemyprofessors.com, the reviews describing male and female professors showed gender bias depending on the word searched. Benjamin Schmidt, assistant professor of history at Northeastern University, aggregated 14 million reviews from ratemyprofessors.com and created a search engine to see how words compared between professors depending on field and gender, concluding that […]

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