Tag Archives: sexism

Dutch women don’t work full-time

I have always wondered why there seems to be an endless parade of 40-50 year old Dutch women on the streets here, obviously enjoying an afternoon off with their friends or going shopping. Mostly look very similar, with hair dyed … Continue reading

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An academic job interview gone horribly wrong

I spent a large fraction of last year working out a proposal for a junior group leader positions in my field. Now I was invited for an interview for the one position that I wanted most. It was a total … Continue reading

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Gender bias in academic hiring, and dust

A new study has shown very clearly the existence of gender bias in scientific hiring: With exactly the same CV, male applicants are preferred over female ones. This reminds me of the following story that happened to me a while … Continue reading

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Racism, sexism, and brain scans

Yesterday, I stumbled upon this quote in a great article on hipster racism on Jezebel: “If you claim that you are not a racist person (…) then you must believe that people are fundamentally born equal. So if that’s true, … Continue reading

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