A study from researchers at Yale University stated that science professors at American universities regard female students as less competent than male students, regardless of whether their accomplishments and skills are the same or not.
Professors were reportedly less likely to offer women a mentoring opportunity or a job, and if they were to offer a job, the salary was likely to be lower. Even female professors were found to be just as biased against their female students as their male colleagues.
So why does this happen? Scientists said that this bias was probably a reflection of subconscious cultural influences rather than overt or deliberate discrimination.
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