Talking about female science bloggers with a friend of mine, I suddenly noticed that not many of the science blogs that I read on a regular basis are written by female science bloggers. As I support equality and am therefore a feminist, I was rather shocked to find this bias in my own views, albeit subconscious.
Now, let me start by saying that I am in no way saying that there is no merit to male science bloggers or that their blogs should be boycotted. It just seemed odd to me that male science bloggers were so much more out there. Could it be that the number of male science bloggers is so much greater than that of females that it trickles down proportionally to the attention of the public? Or is the sexism very much present in the science industry making itself shown?Read More