Blog of Jonathan A. Eisen, Professor at U.C. Davis.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
No Ovaries? Well this Ovarian Club Conference is For You (YAMMMs for everyone)
Well, I just got an email invitation to attend CME - OVARIAN CLUB 4. And alas, rather than just dumping it into SPAM (which I did do) I clicked on one of the links. I had to know - what was the gender balance at this meeting. Was there any chance that the organizers would see that it would be ironic to not have a decent number of female speakers? Alas, nope.
The organizing committee is 17:1 males to females.
And the speaker balance is not much better something like 25:6.
I guess maybe they should rename this "Meeting brought to you by people who mostly do not have ovaries." Sad. Another YAMMM (Yet another mostly male meeting).