Re: The trouble with girls: obstacles to women’s success in medicine and research—an essay by Laurie Garrett
This is a very powerful piece. (1).
As a father of a teenage daughter, I desire a society which is fair, free of obstacles and helps her to achieve her full potential. I hope this article encourages the society to make the necessary changes as quickly as possible.
But the paragraph about Tim Hunt does make me uncomfortable .
Could the author read the investigative piece by Louise Mensch and either offer rebuttals or clarifications, or apologies.(2).
Wikipedia page on Tim Hunt says : “ Trish Greenhalgh said that only "those who went on hearsay" would call him sexist.” It would be great to hear from Trish_Greenhalgh whether the Wikipedia article is an accurate reflection of her views. (3).
1. The trouble with girls: obstacles to women’s success in medicine and research—an essay by Laurie Garrett. BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k5232 (Published 13 December 2018).
2. Louise Mensch: The Tim Hunt Debacle. https://medium.com/@LouiseMensch/the-tim-hunt-debacle-c914395d5e01 (accessed 16 Dec 2018).
3. Wikipedia. Tim Hunt: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Hunt (accessed 16 Dec 2018).
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