Sex Discrimination in Scientific Community from Perspective of Transgenered Scientist

Hat tip to Patricia Kitchen for finding this interesting article from the Wall Street Journal discussing sexual discrimination in the scientific community from the rather unique perspective of a transgendered scientist.Ben Barres, formerly Barbara Barres, has seen the cloud from both sides now and says there is no question that socialization and discrimination is more than a trivial reason for the low number of top female mathematicians and scientists.Of particular interest to me it was a factoid that while more men than women in the United States score in the stratosphere on math tests, there is no difference in Japan, and in Iceland the situation is flipped, with more women than men scoring at the very top.