Really: You don’t look like a Scientist?

Research shows women who look feminine

are judged less likely to be scientists.

17103236_1947923218769031_4034876939820703742_nWomen in science have plenty of anecdotal evidence that looking feminine and “looking like a scientist” at times seem mutually exclusive.

They’ve revealed their professions at parties to be met with surprise, been asked where the professor is in their own university offices, thought maybe they shouldn’t wear a dress to that conference.

Now there’s scientific evidence as well.

A recent paper in the journal Sex Roles reveals that people viewing photos of real researchers are more likely to associate women with non-science occupations if they appear more feminine.

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