New AMS Blog Post: Looking At the Prism

I just finished my third blog post for the AMS Grad Student Blog. It’s called Looking At the Prism, and tries to discuss the issue of bias in academia. You should read it, and then tell me what you think!

Consider this awesome interactive chart created by Ben Schmidt that allows you to see how frequently various words are used in RateMyProfessor reviews by gender and field. So for example, if you search the word “genius” we see that in every field, but especially math, it is much more frequently used in the reviews of male instructors as apposed to those of female instructors.

Well this doesn't look good...

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