Men (on the Internet) Don’t Believe Sexism is a Problem in Science, Even When They See Evidence
As a follow-up to recent studies on sexism and harassment in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), researchers studied the Internet's reaction to the evidence those studies provided — and it turned out the way you'd expect, if you've ever been on the Internet.
Male commenters flipped out.
The new study's results were published Thursday in the journal Psychology of Women Quarterly.
To see how different genders reacted to evidence of bias in science (on the Internet, anyway), the researchers looked at the comment threads of three articles about studies on the issue, and quantified the responses.
Read more at the Washington Post.