Comments on: Nancy Hewitt dishes on “The Leaky Pipeline” http://www.historiann.com/2008/01/12/nancy-hewitt-dishes-on-the-leaky-pipeline/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:17:16 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Why we call it patriarchal equilibrium, Part I: Buffalo shuffling off women faculty : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2008/01/12/nancy-hewitt-dishes-on-the-leaky-pipeline/comment-page-1/#comment-361627 Tue, 07 Jul 2009 12:36:54 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/2008/01/12/nancy-hewitt-dishes-on-the-leaky-pipeline/#comment-361627 [...] decisions against male candidates!  Patriarchal equilibrium, much? This tracks exactly with comments from Nancy Hewitt published on this blog in one of my very first posts from January 2008: [S]ex alone appears to correlate with [...]

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/01/12/nancy-hewitt-dishes-on-the-leaky-pipeline/comment-page-1/#comment-3807 Sat, 22 Mar 2008 16:56:52 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/2008/01/12/nancy-hewitt-dishes-on-the-leaky-pipeline/#comment-3807 Hi Paying Attention–thanks for visiting and commenting. Interesting examples of EP and Dermatologists–I’m glad that women are able to dominate at least one high-paying procedure-intensive sub-specialty!

It seems to me that women dominate in pediatrics residencies too, but (at least in my area) in private practice men still are numerically dominant, even among younger physicians (say under 45 or so).

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By: Paying Attention http://www.historiann.com/2008/01/12/nancy-hewitt-dishes-on-the-leaky-pipeline/comment-page-1/#comment-3799 Sat, 22 Mar 2008 13:33:27 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/2008/01/12/nancy-hewitt-dishes-on-the-leaky-pipeline/#comment-3799 Re: Women now equal or exceed men in Internal Medicine residencies, which is a feeder for many more lucrative sub-specialties. Still, most women stay in IM. The most dramatic gender sorting I’ve seen is amongst Electro-Physiologists (EPs), who are cardiologists who specialize in the electrical system of the heart. Much of EPs work involves procedures that use X-rays to navigate the body. Male MDs often won’t hire female EPs because they worry the women will limit their procedure times if pregnant. Women make up a tiny percentage of EPs.

On the positive side, some hard-to-get-into specialties that rely on merit have seen dramatic increases in women. Dermatology is well-paid with great working hours. As a result, dermatology residencies go only to the best and the brightest. Guess who’s filling 60% plus of the derm. spots: women.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/01/12/nancy-hewitt-dishes-on-the-leaky-pipeline/comment-page-1/#comment-47 Tue, 15 Jan 2008 16:59:18 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/2008/01/12/nancy-hewitt-dishes-on-the-leaky-pipeline/#comment-47 Sorry, Radreadr–some topics just don’t lend themselves to wit, and you know what they say about feminists not having any sense of humor!

Sivacracy.net linked to a recent story by Phoebe Levoy at The Scientist (http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/54076/#) called “Fixing the Leaky Pipeline” for women in science. The statistics for women in science, and the comments at the end of the article, describe a much more hostile work environment for women than most History departments.

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By: Radreadr http://www.historiann.com/2008/01/12/nancy-hewitt-dishes-on-the-leaky-pipeline/comment-page-1/#comment-44 Tue, 15 Jan 2008 04:21:14 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/2008/01/12/nancy-hewitt-dishes-on-the-leaky-pipeline/#comment-44 A little long…especially since historiann has already shown that when it comes to blogging, brevity is, indeed, the soul of wit.

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