#GAReads | Why it's hard to prove gender discrimination in science

photo credit: Jim Harper [ CC BY-SA 1.0 ],  via Wikimedia Commons

photo credit: Jim Harper [CC BY-SA 1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

"Why it's hard to prove gender discrimination in science":

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, asked a judge on 11 May to dismiss portions of three gender-discrimination lawsuits filed by senior female scientists there in July 2017. To prove their cases, the plaintiffs are seeking to compel the Salk — a private research institution — to disclose information about how funds and laboratory space are allocated, as well as about complaints concerning sexual harassment and the unfair treatment of women. 

The plaintiffs’ quest for evidence highlights how difficult it can be to identify and demonstrate discrimination in science, especially when information about salaries and the division of resources is confidential.

Read Amy Maxmen's full article at Nature here…