Women Are More Emotional Than Men

1848 WordsDec 9, 20148 Pages
Introduction According to a researcher at Yale University, “Despite efforts to recruit and retain more women, an unambiguous gender disparity persists within academic science” (Tillman 1). In Alex and me by Irene Pepperberg, we were introduced to the Science world and the lack of diversity that exists based on the idea that women are more emotional than men, which affect their study and possibly lead to a biased experimental result. This paper focuses on exploring the obstacles Pepperberg faced based on her gender, and also the qualities present in both male and female, which makes female just as qualified to be in the science field. Female bias expectations in experiments are related to stereotype-based prejudices against women, Stereotypes including and not limited to; emotional connections, Cognitive abilities, and Commitment to the experiment. Stereotypical expectations In previous centuries and now, “Women in the sciences are similarly held accountable to multiple gendered expectations and norms. First, because of the consistent association in our culture between science and masculinity, women tend to have less power in scientific spheres, even though they are increasingly likely to study and practice science” (Hirshfield 1). The disparity between men and women in academic science is not only related to women being more affectionate. To address the elephant in the room, there is a lot of bias favoring men in the industry. However, it is important to

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