Canadian mathematicians are not women

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Renée Bagslint
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Canadian mathematicians are not women

Post by Renée Bagslint » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:18 pm

They never learn, do they? Years after the row about the categories "American novelists" and "American women novelists", what do we find in the category "Canadian mathematicians"? Yes, a lot of pages for men and a special subcategory for "Canadian women mathematicians".

Incidentally, I was looking to see if there was an article about Cohl Furey, who was recently profiled in Quanta magazine. There is, although it runs to all of three sentences.

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Auggie
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Re: Canadian mathematicians are not women

Post by Auggie » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:19 pm

Good catch. They never learn. Whoever set that up probably didn't even realize their bias, and there are too few people who care to check these things anymore.

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