12 Feb 2018

Ed Yong on correcting his gender bias

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:24 pm on 12 February 2018
Ed Yong

Ed Yong Photo: edyong.me

Ed Yong is a respected science writer for the Atlantic, we had him on the show last year in 2016 to chat about his book about microbes.

It was around this time that Ed noticed something in his writing, not a style but rather a bias he hadn't seen before. He realised he had been leaving female scientists out of his work.

Unconsciously, he'd fallen into the trap of gender imbalance, which he has now spent two years trying to fix. 

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