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Female scholars angered by ‘too young’ comments

Social media flare-up puts spotlight on sexism in academia

The persistent problems of sexism and ageism in academia have been brought to light again, this time by a scholar who was told she “looked like a teenager” after a job interview.

Juliette Ferry-Danini, a philosopher of medicine, science and ethics at Sorbonne Université later deleted her posts about the unpleasant comments from social media.

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