“Women trapped in universities’ ivory basements”

Article from The Independent.

“Female academics are trapped in the “ivory basement” in universities across Britain, where sexual discrimination is rife, according to a new study. They’re being treated as sex objects, turned down for promotion, and penalised for having children, are examples of the “‘cultural sexism’ which characterises the working lives of many women in British academia”, says the paper, which will be published in the journal Gender and Education early next year.”

” […] in a statement, Universities minister Greg Clark said: “Universities must do more to get women in their top positions – if you think that over half of entrants at undergraduate level are women, it is shocking that only 17 per cent of vice-chancellors are female.”