Well, I saw this Tweet the other day
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js And though there was a bit of a discussion on Twitter I felt I had to follow up with a blog post. When I saw the post I was at a conference (Lake Arrowhead Microbial Genomes) where I could get Twitter access but for some reason very little web access. So I could not dig around until now (I am home).
This meeting is a complete disgrace and an embarassment for the field of evolutionary biology, for the University of Cambridge which is hosting the meeting, and for the Templeton Foundation which is sponsoring it.
Why do I say this? Well, pretty simple actually. The meeting site lists the
Invited Keynote speakers for the meeting. Notice anything? How about I help you by bringing all the pictures together.
Notice anything now? How about I help you some more by masking out the men and not the women.
For more on this and related issues
See meeting w/ severely bad speaker gender ratio but don’t feel comfortable posting?send me details & I will post firstname.lastname@example.org
— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) September 19, 2014