To Be a Featured Speaker at a Scholarly Meeting, It Helps to Be Male

As a gender gap among plenary speakers at many conferences has become more widely known, 
this sarcastic response is showing up on the web and in Twitter feeds.
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Four speakers, all distinguished scholars, all men: That was the plenary lineup at the Renaissance Society of America’s annual meeting, held last month in Berlin. The lopsided demographics set off an active conversation on Twitter about the...

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