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Stephanie Ellis

Women & Science Post-Doctoral Fellow and a fellow of the Human Frontiers Science Program at The Rockefeller University in New York City.

Stephanie Ellis is a Women & Science Post-Doctoral Fellow and a fellow of the Human Frontiers Science Program at The Rockefeller University in New York City. She holds a PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology from the University of British Columbia.
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Tim Hunt's Sexist Remarks Reflect a Pervasive Attitude in STEM Fields

In spite of my own positive experiences, Tim Hunt's remarks come as no surprise as they reflect a very pervasive attitude in our community. His views epitomize the historical dominance of men in the culture of STEM academic research. Women have been pushed to the side, in many cases not given credit for their discoveries, and expected to withstand the rampant sexism and discrimination. Evidence of how persistent and systemically ingrained this attitude has become continues to arise, even amongst women themselves.
06/11/2015 12:32 EDT