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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.

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