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Towards a Narrative of Gender in the Biological Sciences

Vidita A Vaidya (vvaidya@tifr.res.in) teaches neuroscience at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.

Using the metaphor of the leaky pipeline, this article looks at the relative absence of women in scientific disciplines. It explores, somewhat tentatively, the impact of the structure of institutions and prevalent practices to ask how patriarchal and male-centric notions influence primary assumptions in scientific work and in scientific culture.

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