B – Science and sexism

Morello L. Science and sexism: in the eye of the Twitterstorm. Nature 11 November 2015

Social media has enabled an increasingly public discussion about the persistent problem of sexism in science. Although it is not yet clear whether the social-media conversation about sexism in science will help to create lasting change, some scientists think that it may provide a sense of solidarity for women across disciplines. Twitter is an important outlet for younger scientists, who often don’t know how to respond to instances of sexism or sexual harassment, and it can also help to build a sense of community among scientists in different disciplines.