Extra Credit-Bias On Woman Interested In Science – Book Report/Review Example

Bias on Women Interested In Science The article by Nancy Hopkins shows support for the continued use of affirmative action to support women who wouldlike to get into the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Hopkins states that while affirmative action has largely worked to bring women into these fields, more still needs to be done to ensure that even more women are interested in them. The article by Janelle Wilson also supports Hopkins’ view of this issue and she further states that girls should be encouraged to have interest in these fields while still young so that when they get to institutions of higher education, they will be able to effectively compete in these men dominated fields. Dennis Berkey is also in support of encouraging more women to get into the STEM fields and his recommendation of the best way to do this is through giving more women opportunities to fill up available leadership roles. He states that this will ensure that the voice of women is heard in these fields and further, it will provide them with the opportunity for further advancement.
However, Jennifer Harper-Taylor disagrees slightly with the opinion of Hopkins in this matter by stating that affirmative action does not do anything significant enough to advance women in the STEM field. She states that the best way to deal with this is to build awareness that bias against women in science is still very strong and that this matter should be addressed. Carrie Lukas disagrees with all the others stating that women are still the majority of those who get bachelors’ and masters’ degree in many institutions. She suggests that the government should recognize the achievements of women and instead concentrate on the fields where men tend to fall way behind women.
Works Cited
Berkey, Dennis. “Put Female Students in Leadership Roles.” The New York Times. Sept. 30, 2012. Web. Oct. 10, 2012.
Harper-Taylor, Jennifer. “Training and Recognition Can Make a Difference.” The New York Times. Sept. 30, 2012. Web. Oct. 10, 2012. < http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/09/30/breaking-the-bias-against-women-in-science/training-and-recognition-can-make-a-difference>
Hopkins, Nancy. “Let’s Call it ‘Affirmative Effort.” The New York Times. Sept. 30, 2012. Web. Oct. 10, 2012.
Lukas, Carrie L. “Don’t Regulate Individual Decisions.” The New York Times. Sept. 30, 2012. Web. Oct. 10, 2012.
Wilson, Janelle. “Get Girls Interested While They’re Young.” The New York Times. Sept. 30, 2012. Web. Oct. 10, 2012. < http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/09/30/breaking-the-bias-against-women-in-science/get-girls-interested-while-theyre-young >