Academic Fields That Cherish Sheer Genius Shun Women

January 15, 2015 7:00 PM

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WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - For academic fields whose members revere a "spark of genius" above all other qualities, there is a disquieting message at U.S. colleges and universities: women need not apply.

That's the findings of research published on Thursday that sought to get to the bottom of why women are under-represented in a range of academic disciplines including some in science and math but also in other areas such as philosophy.

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