Recently, Science magazine reported on a story involving two scientists who are suing the Salk Institute for Biological Studies for gender discrimination.
The Salk Institute is located in San Diego, California. Jonas Salk founded the Salk Institute 57 years ago. He is known for his pioneering work involving the polio vaccine. The two scientists are female, and both are in their 60s. They are both tenured professors, which puts them in the minority at the Salk Institute. There are 28 male tenured scientists at the Salk Institute. However, there are only four female tenured scientists. In their gender discrimination lawsuits, which were filed in early July, the women allege they have been the victims of systematic sexism, including the following:
- Exclusion from funding
- Forced to downsize their labs
- Stopped from being considered for grants
- Disparagement of their work
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