Mike the Mad Biologist says there's a double standard working against women in science -- and no, he's not talking about salaries or promotion rates. This post is all about partying at conferences, and why women are judged differently for behavior at parties. "If a male scientist goes to a meeting, and, after hours, goes crazy, he is viewed as a 'works hard, plays hard' type of guy," Mike writes. "My perception has been that if a female scientist at a meeting parties hard and flirts, she is viewed as a 'party girl.' In other words, she is no longer viewed as a scientist with an interesting social life."
Gentlemen, Welcome to the Party. Ladies, Get Back to Work
May 14, 2009