All zero in science?

There are sometimes studies that make us jump. And this is part of it. According to a survey by the OpinionWay Institute conducted on behalf of the L'Oréal Foundation, 67% of Europeans consider that women do not have the capacity to become high-level scientists. And Marie Curie, Claudie Haigneré, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (who received the Nobel Prize for medicine for discovering the AIDS virus with Luc Montagnier) in all this? Worse, it's not just men who think so. 66% of the women interviewed - on a panel of some 5,000 people - are also convinced. Admittedly, the study, unveiled in mid-September, was only conducted in five countries of the European Union (Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom). Admittedly, the French are among the most open on the question. With the British, they are "only" 64% to consider that women scientists will never become Einstein. But the persistence of prejudices on female aptitudes, on an alleged lack of self-confidence (for 21% of respondents), interest in the subject (12%) or rigor (7%), leaves us speechless. Especially since, at the same time, 66% of Europeans believe that there are not enough women who have won a scientific Nobel Prize. That's nothing to understand ...

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