#BWNFridayPost – Gender inequities in the online dissemination of scholars’ work

This week’s BWN Friday Post brings you a newly published study by Vásárhelyi, Zakhlebin, Milojević, and Horvát (2021) examining gender imbalances in visibility and dissemination of research:

Our large-scale analyses, encompassing half a million scholars, revealed that female scholars’ work is mentioned less frequently than male scholars’ work in all research areas. (p.1)

(Vásárhelyi et al., 2021, p.2)

Read the full article here.

Vásárhelyi, O., Zakhlebin, I., Milojević, S., & Horvát, E. Á. (2021). Gender inequities in the online dissemination of scholars’ work. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118(39), e2102945118. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2102945118

#BWNFridayPost – Lack of women in COVID-19 decision-making bodies

Today’s BWN Friday post brings you two reports, a year apart, on how women are missing from the COVID-19 decision-making table.

A year ago, in 2020: Out of 115 COVID-19 task forces from 87 countries, 81% were headed up by men, with gender parity among membership at 3.5%.
Read the full commentary from BMJ Global Health here.

A year later, now, in 2021: There are 334 task forces globally, with 81% still headed by men, with gender parity among membership at 4%.
View the UNDP’s living database, COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker, here.

#BWNFridayPost – Dump the “dimorphism”: Comprehensive synthesis of human brain studies reveals few male-female differences beyond size

“How different are men and women’s brains? The question has been explored for decades, but a new study led by Rosalind Franklin University neuroscientist Lise Eliot is the first to coalesce this wide-ranging research into a single mega-synthesis. And the answer is: hardly at all.”

Except taken from ScienceDaily

This week’s BWN Friday Post highlights a recent study by Eliot and colleagues investigating differences between male and female brains, published in Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews.

Read the full paper here.