Evidence-Based: Gender Stereotypes in STEM

Evidence-Based is a series where scientists and students in STEM clarify misconceptions and debunk misinformation about topics from their own field of study. In consideration of growing misinformation and questions surrounding fact and fiction, we aim to highlight and deconstruct evidence and research from science, and discuss ways to prevent science misconceptions. Gender Stereotypes in…

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In December 2017, news reports circulated related to the Center for Disease Control, the Trump administration and the avoidance of using certain language in budgetary documents. This included the words diversity, science-based, transgender, fetus, vulnerable, and evidence-based.
Evidence-Based is a series where scientists and students in STEM clarify misconceptions and debunk misinformation about topics from their own field of study. In consideration of growing misinformation and questions surrounding fact and fiction, we aim to highlight and deconstruct evidence and research from science, and discuss ways to prevent science misconceptions.