A study published in PNAS found that Science faculty members (women included) show a gender bias in favor of males… in a nutshell, they sent the exact same resume to a number of faculty members and asked them to ranked the resumé based on a number of criterion. The resumé with a male name at the top ranked higher on average than the resumé with a female name at the top. Sad.
Paper abstract here: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/09/14/1211286109.full.pdf)
Full paper here: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/09/14/1211286109.full.pdf
Thanks Malcolm Hunter for posting this on the Ecolog listserve and bringing this to our attention.