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Gender and power dynamics in scientific settings

Last week I posted about Val Henson and her resources for women on salary negotiation. She also has an interesting and all-too-common story about her mother's experiences with having her ideas stolen and the gender dynamics involved in the relationships where that happened.

Of course, ideas are stolen in any number of contexts, but Henson's take on her run-ins with this unfortunate feature (or, rather, bug) of high-pressure academic and scientific fields is a good example of the kind of barriers that unwary people might encounter along the way.