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    Eigen got a reaction from RunnerGrad in Gender Discrimination   
    I think calling those things "masculine qualities" is right at the root of the issues. 
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    Eigen got a reaction from ExponentialDecay in Gender Discrimination   
    I think calling those things "masculine qualities" is right at the root of the issues. 
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    Eigen got a reaction from AllieKat in Gender Discrimination   
    I think calling those things "masculine qualities" is right at the root of the issues. 
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    Eigen reacted to guest56436 in Gender Discrimination   
    I never said there was such. There are male dominated professions and woman dominated professions however.
    This is simply not true. Please link to the scientific evidence behind this.
    Environmental factors may account for a portion of the variance in profession choice, but not even close to all. We know that baby infant males and females have demonstrably different preferences and behavior traits prior to environmental factors, so your theory is false. 
    Science also shows us that male and female brains are quite different from each other. Differing levels of testosterone in the womb leads to divergent brain chemistry and development in males and females before birth. 
    Lastly, competition and cooperation are not zero-sum. Environments need to have both - and the levels of each is debatable - to achieve optimal outcomes. More cooperation does not necessarily mean more success.
    They do not necessarily change to whomever is in charge, where's the evidence for that? Institutional behavior can persist long after the removal or turnover of leaders or members. 
    I also linked a study that was done where it showed that woman were given preference in job applications based on their name being on the CV. When names were removed entirely form the CVs, men were favored. I also linked to a comprehensive and methodologically deep study that showed that women were favored in STEM job hiring by approximately 33%. That was completely ignored of course, but whatever.
    I am not part of the problem for 'denying your experiences' whatever that means. You are part of the problem for spreading false, and in many cases completely ideological (not factual), information. 
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    Eigen reacted to TheWalkingGrad in Gender Discrimination   
    There's no such thing as "male" and "female" professions. Women are pushed to professions such as nursing and teaching because as infants we are conditioned to be "motherly and caring", while men are conditioned to be aggressive and build stuff. Men are not gifted with special math brains, they just grow up being more exposed to logic-based games and such. Also, competition over cooperation in science (and in most places) is bad for everyone.
    Work environments are dynamic, but they change according to the views of whomever is in charge. The system has evolved organically to favor men because men have always been in charge of these fields.
    Regarding your comment about men not being regarded with more respect, it is not true. Various studies have shown (some were posted here if I'm not mistaken) that men get more credibility than equally qualified women. You may not notice because you are a man and are blind to the microaggressions women in academia suffer in their everyday lives, but please stop denying our experiences, you're part of the problem.
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    Eigen got a reaction from AnUglyBoringNerd in Gender Discrimination   
    I think calling those things "masculine qualities" is right at the root of the issues. 
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    Eigen got a reaction from TheWalkingGrad in Gender Discrimination   
    I think calling those things "masculine qualities" is right at the root of the issues. 
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    Eigen got a reaction from AB121212 in Gender Discrimination   
    I think calling those things "masculine qualities" is right at the root of the issues. 
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    Eigen got a reaction from SomeoneThrewMyShoe in Gender Discrimination   
    I think calling those things "masculine qualities" is right at the root of the issues. 
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    Eigen got a reaction from hats in Gender Discrimination   
    I think calling those things "masculine qualities" is right at the root of the issues. 
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    Eigen got a reaction from FishNerd in Gender Discrimination   
    I think calling those things "masculine qualities" is right at the root of the issues. 
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    Eigen got a reaction from lambda in Should international students change their names in class?   
    I have a beginning of the semester survey where I ask students to tell me about themselves, and one of the questions I ask is what they'd like me to call them. Sometimes it's a case like this, sometimes it's a "Thomas" who'd much prefer to be called Tom. 
    Along with asking preferred pronouns, it's a space for students to tell me what they would prefer, and then I go by that. 
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    Eigen got a reaction from kingspeech in Gender Discrimination   
    I think calling those things "masculine qualities" is right at the root of the issues. 
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    Eigen got a reaction from lemma in Gender Discrimination   
    I think calling those things "masculine qualities" is right at the root of the issues. 
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    Eigen reacted to TakeruK in POI says deadline is April 16th this year. Is that right?   
    Well, if the prof made the offer then the prof gets to choose when the deadline is. The prof could have chose any deadline they wanted. 
    Just to be clear, the April 15 convention is just a guidelines/agreement between all grad departments to make offers that have deadlines no earlier than April 15. So first, there is no requirement and despite what the convention says, the actual deadline on any offer is what the offer letter states (i.e. the convention is an agreement between grad schools, it has nothing to do with any individual offer) and second, after April 15, the convention does not suggest any sort of coordination between schools.
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    Eigen got a reaction from Dysexlia in New Slogan for Grad Café?   
    I like this one. Succinctly sums up what most of the posting here is all about. And warns new people what they're getting into. 
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    Eigen got a reaction from Dysexlia in New Slogan for Grad Café?   
    It fits quite well with the coffee theme of the board, and the all hours discussion. A slogan is a motto, not something that's supposed to explain a purpose.
    That said, why does it need to clarify the purpose of the site? It's not like there are problems with getting new members, or with people not understanding the purpose of the site. 
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    Eigen got a reaction from blvck_glitter__ in NSF GRFP 2017-18   
    Yes, if you’re enrolled. Have the option to start summer or fall, and all your subsequent years follow that start/end date. 
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    Eigen got a reaction from spectastic in Gender Discrimination   
    I think also perhaps you should have posted a much more specific thread about math, rather than "sciences" in general, since you don't really seem to want to talk about the other fields and are focused on math being so very different. 
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    Eigen got a reaction from antanon82 in How to email a lab you want to join   
    I think you're overestimating what an email can do. 
    For the first part of this, why do you want to introduce yourself? What's the benefit? Lots of people think this way, but an email introduction is next to worthless for anything practical, especially when PIs like this are probably getting a handful of unsolicited introductions a day this time of year.
    For the second part- projects change. There's just as much of a chance that you'll love what your PI is working on when you start, and you have to switch projects a year in. You don't pick projects, you pick a PI. And then work on varied things. When you're a PI, you get to pick projects- until then it's all just gaining skills. And you don't know how many other people your year are going to want to work on the same thing. You're expending a lot of effort for something with marginal (if any) real benefit. 
    For the final part- again, emails don't create relationships, and there's only a small chance that they can advocate for you. The worry here isn't that they'll just say "email me when you get accepted", it's that what you're doing now has the potential, if done wrong, to create a negative association. It's not likely, but it's a non-zero chance.
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    Eigen got a reaction from LetsGetThisBread in NSF GRFP 2017-18   
    That's also very field specific. In chemistry, I would say it's not likely that an award would bump you from not accepted to accepted at any of the top schools- there's usually more than enough funding. 
    More funding strapped fields will be different. 
    Its important to remember that often even with the GRFP, the department needs to pay quite a bit for you (tuition + fees + insurance) even when you're on tenure, and will need to find funds to pay for you when you aren't on tenure. 
    I would also recommend making sure post-award acceptances come with something in writing indicating a garauntee that they will support you (to what level and how) when you're not on tenure. It's again field dependent, but remember that a GRFP funds a good bit less than half of the average PhD. 
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    Eigen got a reaction from rosali in Ethics of Withdrawing   
    This is totally implied, but just to be clear- it also only applies to schools who have signed the CGS resolution in the US- not all have.
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    Eigen reacted to dr. telkanuru in Gender Discrimination   
    Guys, have you... been on the internet before? 
     

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    Eigen reacted to AB121212 in Gender Discrimination   
    Perhaps the woman with the same application as you was not accepted above her abilities, but rather you were rejected from a position you could have otherwise earned for the sense of entitlement, argumentative attitude, and lack of scientific understanding you've shown here.
     
    If you have "observed a consistent pattern," could you please share your data? Or is it just another anecdote or two with incomplete information?
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    Eigen got a reaction from Sigaba in Gender Discrimination   
    .....
    Honestly, you don't seem to really want to have a discussion. You either call other people's arguments absurd, narrow the field of your arguments so they can't possibly be as much of an expert as you are.... And at the same time want other people to provide sources and then argue that that's an "absurdly high standard of evidence". 
    On an academic forum, for a discussion among academics, proper citations and peer-reviewed research with data is pretty much the expected standard of evidence, not "well I've heard" or "I know people who say..."
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