So remember that “study” about female TAs getting lower ratings from students than male TAs?
It was massively hyped up by Inside Higher Ed. I’m not linking because ef them and their stupid lies.
Turns out that what the “study,” with its minuscule sample size, actually found is that there’s no statistically significant difference in how the TAs are scored based on their perceived gender (students never met the TA).
I strongly believe that all these stories about women being hugely discriminated against in academia are spread intentionally to discourage and psych out the competition. In the Humanities specifically, the idea of female scholars facing huge discrimination is extremely ludicrous. In STEM there are issues with discrimination, definitely, but there are also female academics who thrive and love their lives.
Women! Before you re-post these stories, please read the actual study, not an article about the study. Consider if you might be doing a disservice to budding female academics who will read these stories and get needlessly discouraged.