A inexpressiva representação feminina nas academias científicas brasileiras e no Prêmio Nobel

36 | 2017

Marcel de Almeida Freitas* e Eduardo Godinho Pereira**

* Faculdade FEAD, Belo Horizonte, Brasil
** Faculdade de Direito de Contagem, Minas Gerais, Brasil

The inexpressive feminine representation in the Brazilian scientific academies and in the Nobel prize

The text deals about the persistent and almost absence of women in the main scientific academies of Brazil and among the winners of the Nobel Prize and how this helps to discourage female students entering scientific careers since, unconsciously, these institutions convey the idea that science is masculine. It is argued that a greater insertion of women in these institutions, as well as a greater dissemination of female scientists, would encourage more female students to become interested in academic careers. As illustration, some data are presented referring to the main Brazilian scientific academies, to the percentage of area leaders in the Brazilian institution that awards grants for higher education (CAPES) and to the Nobel Prize.

Keywords

women scientists, theory recognition, Brazilian Scientific Academies, Nobel Prize

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22355/exaequo.2017.36.11
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