Report: Women 3 Times Less Likely to Become Scientific Researchers
"But at the same time, many women are at a point in their lives when they’re starting families, and Glimcher says the support systems aren’t available to make that doable for women in science."
Every time I read this sentiment, I imagine women undergoing asexual ameoba-like production of a baby shaped element, in a vacuum wherein only they are required or affected. Why do we perpetuate in the fallacy that men are not [often] involved in the creation of a family? Why do we grant them an unspoken freebie to not be expected to contribute equally to its maintenance?
TL;DR: What allows male scientists to have kids without derailing their careers?