Title IX, the law prohibiting sex discrimination in education, has recently been extended to science. NSF, NASA, and the DOE have set up programs to look for sexual discrimination at universities receiving federal grants, the NYT reports. Critics say that science departments shouldn't have to fill quotas, with studies suggesting that there isn't much bias if women's interests are calibrated for. "Creating equal opportunities for women does not mean that they'll choose what men choose in equal numbers," clinical psychologist and columnist Susan Pinker says.
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