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In 2012, be­havioural sci­en­tist Corinne Moss-Ra­cusin led a study for Yale. She and her team sent out one re­sume to over a hun­dred sci­en­tists ask­ing them to eval­u­ate the in­di­vid­ual’s suit­abil­ity for a lab as­sis­tant’s post. Half of those oth­er­wise iden­ti­cal re­sumes had a fe­male name.

Sci­en­tists across the board con­sis­tently rated the “women” lower in terms of com­pe­tence and hire-abil­ity. They were less will­ing to men­tor the “women” and sug­gested lower start­ing com­pen­sa­tion. Even more

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